Holiday Giving With Fairfield County Community Nutrition

The Fairfield County Community Nutrition team assembled and delivered a can opener and  ‘Canned Foods Fill MyPlate’ materials to the Jericho Food Pantry in Danbury. Seventy-five of Danbury’s most in need residents will receive the gift bags in time for the holidays.              

Eating Healthy with UConn Extension

In March, four classrooms of 2nd grade students at Morris Street School in Danbury explored tasting new vegetables like green beans, sugar snap peas, carrots and cauliflower in celebration of National Nutrition Month. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and UConn Extension Educator Heather Peracchio MS, RDN talked about the importance of eating a variety of different color […]

MyPlate: New Dietary Guidelines

By Linda Drake – Nutrionist – State Director of EFNEP Every five years since 1980, the U.S. government develops Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). The Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) appoint an Advisory Committee to review scientific and medical knowledge and recommend revisions. Once the Dietary Guidelines report is released, […]