Four fun classes on food scheduled for Learning Connection

If you have a goal to eat healthier in 2021, Care Connection and the University of Missouri Extension have teamed up to offer a series of four fun, online Zoom sessions to help you along.

These sessions are free but require registration. All these events are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays in February and March.

In “Eating for a Healthy Weight” on Feb. 4, nutrition experts will discuss evidence-based best ways to promote weight loss and separate fact from fiction.

The session “Superfoods for a Super You” on Feb. 18 will identify some of the most nutrient-dense foods at the grocery store and teach participants how to incorporate them into their diet. 

A “Meals in Minutes” class on March 4 will teach some time-saving tips and offer some ideas for quick and tasty recipes. 

In “Calling All Choco-Holics!” on March 18, a nutrition expert will discuss the health benefits of chocolate and provide tips for satisfying chocolate cravings without the guilt.

The food sessions have been added to the “Learning Connection,” an online collection of classes and activities for people 60 and older. To find out what other classes are available and to download a copy of the Learning Connection list, visit the news and events section of

“Eating right is an important part of aging well, and after the first of the year, a lot of people are thinking of eating healthy,” said Rona McNally, Director of Special Projects for Care Connection for Aging Services. “That’s why we are offering these classes. We hope folks will join us as we explore these fun and interesting nutrition topics.”

Individuals may register for one or all these classes by calling us at 1-800-748-7826, going online to or by email at

Care Connection for Aging Services is a non-profit area agency on aging serving people 60 and older in 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair and Vernon.