Eating to Stop and Control High Blood Pressure is offering a series of classes to helpNurse Checking Blood Pressure participants learn skills to prevent and control this condition.  The classes will be offered at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road (LV, 89123).

      On July 6, learn about the D.A.S.H. eating plan; on July 13, learn how to look for the hidden salt and sodium in your food; and on July 20, learn the ways to work dairy into your diet if you are mile and lactose intolerant.

     The goal of this program is to teach participants to learn to use the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (D.A.S.H.) Eating Plan through interactive activities. Participants will also understand the risk factors associated with high blood pressure and the dangers of uncontrolled high blood pressure. 

     The hour-long classes are held on Wednesdays, beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Lisa Hansen (702-948-5939) or Ann Ball (702-940-5427) balla@unce.enr.edu.

4-H LogoCooperative Extension Southern Area’s 4-H camp is being held at the Nevada State 4-H Camp at beautiful Lake Tahoe from July 31-August 6, 2011. Registration is open to campers between the ages of 8-14 until the camp is full.

This year’s camp utilizes the 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology (S.E.T) program. During the seven days, campers will participate in activities centering on hiking, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), digital photography, robotics, geo-cashing, rocketry, jewelry-making and much more.

Cost of the camp is $325 and includes transportation, meals and activities. If you would like your child to attend camp, please contact Mary Regan at 702-257-5524 or reganm@unce.unr.edu. More information about 4-H and the camp can be found here!