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Posted on: May 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Rutgers Offers Wellness Workshop, “Healthy Living Today…Prevent Cancer Tomorrow”

Register now for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County Family and Community Health Sciences’ (FCHS) 2017 Wellness Series workshop, Healthy Living Today…Prevent Cancer Tomorrow, taking place on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The workshop will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County, 355 Court House – South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

Marilou Rochford, FCHS Educator, said, “The workshop will feature a cooking demonstration; Fight Cancer with Antioxidants and the meal prepared will be served to participants.” According to the National Cancer Institute, approximately one third of all cancer deaths may be diet related. Free radicals are associated with causing cancer, and antioxidants protect cells from those dangerous free radicals. “Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, as are nuts, grains, poultry, fish and some meats. Common Antioxidants include Beta-carotene, Lutein, Lycopene, Selenium, Vitamin A, C, and E," added Rochford.

Topics for discussion will include: sitting is the new smoking, factors for healthy living, strengthening our body’s defenses, reliable sources of information, and what ‘Healthy’ and ‘Natural’ mean on a food label.


The cost of the workshop is $15 and advanced registration is required. Space is limited, so, please reserve your place early. Call Marian at (609) 465-5115, ext. 609 or email for more information or to register for the program.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact: Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, FCHS Educator at 465-5115 ext. 609

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