Be Heart Smart Series

  • 17746 County Road 34, Goshen, IN 46528
  • Tel: (574) 533-0554
  • Presented By: Purdue Extension Elkhart County
  • Dates: 9/27/2023, 10/4/2023, 10/11/2023, 10/18/2023
  • Location: Purdue Extension Elkhart County
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Free



Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the state of Indiana. As of 2022, it was also the leading cause of death in Elkhart County (ECHD, 2022). The Be Heart Smart program is for individuals who want to learn more about preventing heart disease and making heart-healthy lifestyle changes. This series will discuss controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for heart disease; BMI, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers; recommendations for heart-healthy eating and cooking substitutions; and benefits of physical activity and stress reduction.

Join us for this educational program series presented by Emily Christ, Purdue University Extension Educator in Health & Human Sciences in Elkhart County. This 4-part series will be held on Wednesday, September 27, October 4, October 11, and October 18 at 11:00am at the Purdue Extension Elkhart County office located on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds. Each session is approximately 1 hour long. The third session will include a food demonstration. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions.

We are excited to offer this program at no cost to participants as the $15 cost is being covered by a grant from IU Health.

If you would like to join us for this series, please register by calling Jenn at 574-533-0554 or email as space is limited. This program and all programs of the Purdue University Extension Service are open to everyone. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Emily Christ at 574-533-0554 or two weeks prior to the program.