University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator Diane Reinhold is partnering with the Senior Resource Center to offer a workshop offering ideas on how to provide healthy meals for busy lives for all ages. The workshop, “Busy Lives, Easy Meals: Slow Cookers and More” will be Thursday, Jan.17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Senior Activity Center. It will cover the benefits of healthy eating in a fast paced world, slow cooker basics, the timing of adding ingredients, the features and designs of various cookers, and of course food safety basics. We will also be sampling recipes and sending you home with great recipes. Preregistration is required due to limited space. Please register before Jan. 14. Cost is $5 to cover the educational session. To register contact the Extension office at (815) 235-4125 or visit us online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/jsw.