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Penn State Extension offers cooking class on the DASH diet

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The program will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 31

Penn State Extension invites you to learn how the DASH diet can help to lower blood  pressure as part of its “Let’s Cook with Penn State Extension” cooking class series.  (photo by Penn State Extension)

LEBANON, Pa. — Penn State Extension invites you to learn how the DASH diet can help to lower blood  pressure as part of its “Let’s Cook with Penn State Extension” cooking class series. 

“Let’s Cook the DASH Diet” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 31, 2024, at the Penn State Extension  Lebanon County office, 2120 Cornwall Rd, Suite 1, Lebanon, PA. Research shows that eating plans  focused on fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products help lower blood pressure. 

This hands-on cooking class follows the DASH eating plan, designed to help treat and prevent high blood  pressure. Participants will learn about correct portion sizes and how to prepare and eat a variety of foods  that help create a heart-healthy eating style for life. To register, visit extension.psu.edu/lets-cook-dash or  call 877-345-0691. 

The “Let’s Cook with Penn State Extension” classes address nutrition, healthy shopping, time saving tips  and more, so cooks of all skill levels can navigate around the kitchen with confidence. 

There are multiple “Let’s Cook” classes, focusing on a range of subjects, including special diets, weight  management, and cooking for one or two, to name a few. All have been developed using science-based  best practices. To see all the cooking classes currently offered, visit extension.psu.edu/lets-cook. 

About Penn State Extension 

Penn State Extension is a modern educational organization, dedicated to translating scientific research  into real-world applications to drive progress. In support of Penn State’s land-grant mission, extension  programs promote a vibrant food and fiber system, a clean environment and a healthier population for  Pennsylvania and beyond. 

Penn State Extension serves individuals, businesses and communities, helping them address problems  and realize opportunities through a robust portfolio of educational programs, products and services. With  support from federal, state and county governments, the organization has a tradition of bringing unbiased  information and support to the citizens of Pennsylvania for more than 100 years. 

–Karen Rudy, Penn State Extension

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