Free community seminar: Food – Eat Healthy for Less Money

  • Mon Jan 28th, 2019 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor will hold its annual free life skills seminar on Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at San Juan Island Grange #966, 152 First St. North.

This year’s topic is “FOOD: Eat Healthy for Less Money.” It will include short sessions on the latest nutrition; how to use staple foods as a foundation for a healthy diet; tips on budgeting; how to navigate grocery shopping reading food labels; a brief look at sprouting and window box gardening; an overview of county resources related to food; a cooking demonstration and tasting; and a chance for participants to share their ideas and experiences.

The seminar is open to all county residents; no registration is required. Participants will receive a free cookbook with their choice of English or Spanish translation, as well as handouts from presenters.

For more information go to or contact Laura Jo Severson by email,, or call 360-370-5915.

Founded in 1996, the Friday Harbor club is part of Soroptimist International of the Americas, a global organization that works to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.

Friday Harbor members join with almost 80,000 Soroptimists in about 120 countries and territories to contribute time and financial support to community-based projects benefiting women and girls.

In Friday Harbor, the club raises and donates over $40,000 and thousands of volunteer hours each year to community projects. For more info about how Soroptimists improves the lives of women and girls, visit or on Facebook at