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Fresh Conversations


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Fresh Conversations: Maryland Nutrition Education Program For Older Adults

Fresh Conversations is a nutrition education program for Maryland's adults 50 years of age and older. In Maryland, the program is administered by the University of Maryland Extension faculty and Fresh Conversations Certified Trainers.The Iowa Department of Public Health created Fresh Conversations in partnership with Iowa’s department of Human Services and Department on Aging. Original funding for the program came from USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Program or SNAP.


What is Fresh Conversations Program?

This monthly program offers an array of nutrition, wellness, and health-related topics to older adults at senior centers and sites where they congregate. The sessions are filled with interactive activities, lively discussions, tasting opportunities and physical activity demonstrations. Each month, participants will receive a vibrantly colored newsletter featuring relevant research-based health information, physical activity tips, mind-stimulating games, easy low cost recipes, and an area to write down and track goals.


Our Wonderful Program Partner 

Maryland Department of Aging


Who is Eligible to Participate in the Program?

Maryland adults who are 50 years of age or older and receiving services from the local senior centers or sites where they congregate are eligible to participate in the program. 


Where Can You Attend Fresh Conversations?

Click on your county's link below to see where you can participate, or contact your local center/site.

What Topics Will be Discussed in 2020?*

  • Healthy Foods, Healthy Brain
  • Inflammation
  • Cancer: Preventable, Not Inevitable
  • Macular Degeneration: Sight-Saving Strategies
  • Are Healthy Bones Important?
  • Fuel Your Independence with Protein
  • Fresh Herbs: Don’t Miss Out on Summer Flavor
  • Summer Check-Up  

*Disclaimer: Number of sessions and topics covered may vary by site. Check with your site to see or local educator to see what is being offered in your area.

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