Wednesday, April 19, 2017

First Lunch & Learn Program At Human Development Center

Extension Home Economist Michelle Carter speaks to group.
The Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center hosted the first "Lunch & Learn" program Wednesday, April 19th.  The program was organized by Dana Harvey as a way to bring members of the public on campus, give them an opportunity to learn something on a topic of interest and to educate them about the Human Development Center.  It is also a way to encourage people to volunteer to assist the Center.

Mrs. Harvey gave a brief overview of ways individuals and organizations can volunteer.  She talked about plans to assist with a community garden, upcoming plans to host the Special Olympics in Warren, opportunities to read to clients at the Center, ability to hold religious services on campus and the opportunity to provide a musical event or provide musical instruction.  Anyone or any group desiring to take part should contact Mrs. Harvey at 870-226-6774.  All volunteers must be at least 18 years old and be able to pass drug screening test and background checks.  Volunteers will be provided training in HIPAA, confidentiality, client rights and maltreatment reporting.
Dana Harvey, Mark Wargo, and Jimmie Sue Wade
attend Lunch and Learn

The program for the day was Michelle Carter, County Extension Agent/Family and Consumer Sciences of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service of Bradley County.  She gave a very informative talk about nutrition and healthy eating. She provided written information about planning meals, shopping for healthy foods and ways to direct families toward a cost effective and healthier way of eating.  Anyone interested in additional information about healthy eating should contact Mrs. Carter at 226-8410.

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