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A free 6-week course teaching parents how to prepare and shop for healthy, low-cost meals while empowering them to raise healthy eaters. Class meets once a week, for 2 hours. To graduate the class, you must attend 4 out of the 6 class sessions.

Who: Parents or Adults

When: Thursdays,
August 24 - September 28,

Where: Minnick Building, Springfield, CO

Course topics include:

Tips on raising healthy eaters and setting the example

Food safety and hands-on food preparation

Identifying healthy food options and portion sizes

Reading food labels

Preparing quick and easy healthy snacks

Menu planning and smart shopping

Each week you will receive:

A bag of groceries

Enjoying the food you have prepared in class

At the completion of the course series, you will receive:

A guidebook with all nutrition information and a recipe bank

A graduation certificate

Contact: Cassie Rogers,
Regional Health Connector,
(719) 383-3048

Train To Be A Nurse Aide

If you, or someone you know, would like to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Southeast Colorado Hospital District will be offering a Nurse Aide Class this spring. Applicants need to be 16 or older, and must pass a background check and a drug screen. The class is free if you work for SECHD or for Walsh Healthcare.

Classes: October 2-20

Deadline for application: September 15

New, higher pay rates for Nurse Aides established in March of 2015.

Wages at SECHD when Certified: $10.50

Wages at SECHD after 90 days: $11.50

Contact: Sherrilyn Turner, Human Resources 719-523-2160

Nurse aides learn to care for hospital patients and residents in Long Term Care Centers. The Nurse Aide Class is an opportunity to begin a career in the medical field. The classes run three weeks, from 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. To apply, you must be 16 or older with no record of a felony, violent or theft crime and you must pass a drug screening to be considered for the class. A reading comprehension test and an interview will be completed prior to acceptance into the Nurse Aide Class.