A graduation ceremony was held for 16 EFNEP participants on November 27th . Six more participants completed the program in December. “I learned many things, such as: how to control sugar portions, I learned about oil, food prices and how to incorporate seasonal fruit in my recipes.” “I loved this class very much. I learned how to eat healthier, buy better food, check the products’ labels and how to add fruit in my meals.” “Thank you for giving us the oppor- tunity to learn in this nutrition course. Thanks to Viviane for organizing this class and making it possible. I would also like to thank Miss Heather and Miss Juliana for teaching us how to cook healthy meals for our daily lives. I learned a lot from you and I hope this is not the last time you teach us.” “I would like to thank teacher Heather, Juliana, the translator and Viviane for this great effort and support to all of us with the nutrition classes. This has been very helpful. We learned how to eat healthy.” For more information on how you can become involved in UConn Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, or to see our recipes, and other information, go to efnep.uconn.edu or find us on Facebook at UConn Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program- EFNEP or Twitter at @ UConnEFNEP! Tuna Burgers Recipe Makes 6 servings Serving size: 1 patty Nutrition Information Per Serving 230 Calories, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 4g, Protein 17g, Total Carbohydrate 20g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sodium 430mg. Good source of calcium and iron. “Since, 1969, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has helped families in Connecticut learn about healthy eating, physical activity, cooking, and shopping on a budget.” Ingredients • 2 (4.5-ounce) cans low-sodium tuna • 1 cup bread crumbs, divided • 1 cup low-fat cheddar chese, shredded • 1 egg, lightly beaten • 1 /2 cup non-fat ranch salad dressing • 1 /4 cup finely chopped onion • Non-stick cooking spray Directions 1. Drain tuna, separate into flakes using a fork 2. In a medium bowl, combine tuna, 1 /2 cup bread crumbs, cheese, egg, salads dressing, and onion. 3. Form six patties; coat each side with remaining 1 /2 cup bread crumbs. 4. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray; heat to medium heat. 5. Cook patties 3-5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Photo courtesy of North Carolina State Extension. TOOLS & TRAINING 2017 HIGHLIGHTS OF EXTENSION 15