By Emily Christ
Purdue Extension Health & Human Sciences
GOSHEN — Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the state of Indiana. As of 2022, it was also the leading cause of death in Elkhart County. The Be Heart Smart program is for individuals who want to learn more about preventing heart disease and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes.
This series will discuss controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease; BMI, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers; recommendations for heart-healthy eating and cooking substitutions; and benefits of physical activity and stress reduction.
Join for this educational program series presented by Emily Christ, Purdue University Extension Educator in Health & Human Sciences in Elkhart County. This 4-part series will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, Oct. 4, Oct. 11, and Oct. 18 at the Purdue Extension Elkhart County office located on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746 CR34, Suite E, Goshen. Each session is approximately 1 hour long. The third session will include a food demonstration. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. This is a free program as the $15 fee is being covered by a grant from IU Health.
To RSVP contact Jenn Fink at (574) 533-0554 or [email protected]. Space is limited. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Emily Christ at (574) 533-0554 or [email protected] two weeks prior to the program.