Are you ready for Real Food?

UW Extension invites Dubois area residents to make their own tortillas, granola, meatballs, and other recipes during the Real Food four-week healthy eating and cooking program.

The free series starts Tuesday Sept. 12 at the High Country Senior Center at 504 Hays Street. Classes are 5:30-7:30 p.m. through Oct. 10 (no class Sept. 19).

Participants learn nutrition basics and what healthy eating really means, said Laura Balis, UW Extension nutrition and food safety educator. The goal is to get started preparing and eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and local meat and eggs, she said.

Activities cover these and other Real Food topics:              Real Food logo with hand-drawn look, second O in FOOD is pattern of fruits, vegetables.

  • distinguishing whole foods from processed
  • decoding ingredient lists and nutrition labels
  • avoiding untrue packaging claims
  • planning menus and keeping within a budget.

The program is sponsored by the John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Foundation and the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District. For more information, contact Balis at (307) 332-2363 or