healthy foodSusan Beeman, RD of the SNAP-Ed Healthy Aging Program, and Erica Benvenuti RD of the SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) /EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program), housed in the Norwich Extension Office participated in the holiday distributions sponsored by Groton Health & Human Services in southeastern Connecticut. They provided nutrition information and cooking demonstrations at two different events in November and December reaching over four hundred low-income families at Thanksgiving and five hundred at Christmas.

Informational materials on how to thaw, cook, stuff and store a turkey were distributed in English & Spanish and recipes were provided. Tastings of turkey chili and pumpkin bread were distributed in November and in December chicken quesadillas, and gingerbread were sampled.