Kids, parents get tasty nutrition lesson

2010-01-23T21:15:00Z Kids, parents get tasty nutrition lessonBy AnneMarie Knepper, ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD Albany Democrat Herald

Parents got some practical ideas for feeding kids well and sampled some tasty morsels Saturday at the Albany Public Library.

Speaker Janice Gregg of Oregon State University Extension Service demonstrated how to prepare easy skillet chili and pear quesadillas in the third of the Growing Families Together event series. The same program was presented at the Corvallis-Benton County Library earlier in the day Saturday.

"We put shredded carrots in it as a way to disguise vegetables," Gregg said of the chili. About 25 parents and kids listened and sampled.

Gregg also gave tips on decoding nutrition labels and how to get the most bang for your buck by checking unit pricing at grocery stores.

The free workshops were the result of a partnership involving the Albany Public Library and Corvallis-Benton County Library, Albany Parks and Recreation, Corvallis Parks and Recreation, OSU Extension Service and Samaritan Health Services.

Next up: A program on kids and computers focusing on the positive and negative aspects of "screen time." That event is scheduled for May 8.

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