Volunteer training for Hispanic health program, Abriendo Caminos


LA SALLE - University of Illinois Extension is excited to bring “Abriendo Caminos, Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health” to this area. The public is invited to join Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia on Tuesday, Feb. 4 for her morning educational session, “Measuring Up, Reducing the Risk of Chronic Disease.” The morning presentation will take place from 8-10 a.m. at the Extension Education Center & Community Teaching Kitchen, 944 First St., LaSalle.

Those who wish to become volunteer teachers for the Abriendo Caminos program are invited to stay for the day. Extension is looking for bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers, age 18 and older, who would like to work with Hispanic families in the community. Volunteer training is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Feb. 4. A working lunch will be served.

Those who join with University of Illinois Extension as volunteers will learn how to teach about healthy nutrition, the importance of physical activity, and family mealtime. The ongoing Abriendo Caminos program will be offered on Mondays, Feb. 24–April 13 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. 

Please register by Jan. 22 at https://go.illinois.edu/MeasuringUp or call (815) 224-0889.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or need more information, please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, University of Illinois Extension at (815) 224-0889.

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