February 23, 2019  

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Nutrition Training for People with Disabilities and Their Families Set for Jan. 25

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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies will host free nutrition training for people with disabilities and their families in the Hattiesburg area on Thursday, Jan. 25. The training will be held from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center at 220 West Front St. in Hattiesburg.

The training session will focus on eating more fruits and vegetables and cooking more meals at home. LaShaundrea Crook, MS, RD, LD, will lead the training sessions. Information will also be shared on including activity as a part of participants’ daily lives.

A pre-training recruitment event will be held on Thursday, January 18 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the LIFE of Mississippi office in Hattiesburg at 2101 West 4th Street, Suite 50. Individuals interested in attending the nutrition training can stop by to register and receive a free sample of and recipe for healthy trail mix.

This nutrition training is provided by Nutrition is for Everyone Mississippi, a year-long regional project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

For more information or to pre-register for the free nutrition training, email Alma Ellis at alma.ellis@usm.edu or call her at 1.866.883.4474.