Registrations are now being accepted from individuals who are interested in participating in University of Delaware Cooperative Extension's Master Food Educator program. The statewide training will be held in the New Castle County (Newark) and Sussex County (Georgetown) Extension offices and will be offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. from Jan. 29 through March 8. It is open to the public without regard to race, color, sex, handicap, age or national origin.
This program provides participants 36 hours of training in the areas of foods, diet, health, food safety, food selection and preparation. UD Cooperative Extension is also looking for those who would be willing to take the course free of charge and then volunteer 40 hours of time over the next year.
Volunteers can choose how they give back time, but suggestions might include assisting with the presentation of workshops such as Dining with Diabetes, Eat Smart for a Healthy Heart, Stretching Your Food Dollar and others or participating in other public programs sponsored by Cooperative Extension.
More information and application can be found at http://extension.udel.edu/fcs/master-food-educator-volunteer-program.
This training is ideal for those who are working with others and need a basic nutrition course in their tool bag. The fee for those who will not be volunteering is $125. A criminal background check will be conducted on accepted volunteers.
Individuals who are interested in nutrition, healthy food preparation, diet and health issues, want to learn, would enjoy working with and helping others or want to be affiliated with a professional organization are perfect candidates for this program.
In Sussex, for more information about this training and to obtain an application, contact Anne Camasso at 856-2585, Ext 564. Applications must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 22.