The University of Delaware College of Agricultural and Natural Resources New Castle County Cooperative Extension will hold a variety of families and wellness programs during March.

— Cooking from the Garden: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 7 at Garfield Park Community Center, 26 Karlyn Drive, New Castle. This session provides ideas to increase the use of the produce that is in season in one’s diet and how to prepare them in healthy ways. Free. To register: 571-4004.

— Boning Up on Health: 11 a.m. to noon March 10 at Bear Library, 101 Governors Place. This program recognizes that what people eat while young impacts their health as they age. Learn strategies for keeping bones strong no matter what age. To register: 838-3300.

— Creating a Retirement Paycheck: 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 15 at Appoquinimink Recreation Center, 651 N. Broad St. Middletown. This class will help attendees learn how to calculate what will be needed for retirement and provide strategies for using savings assets to create a "retirement paycheck." To register: 378-5599.

— Dining with Diabetes: 6 to 8 p.m. March 20 and 27, April 3 and 10 (four sessions) at NCC Cooperative Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark. This program is designed for people with diabetes and their family members. The series includes diabetes education, cooking demonstrations and tasting of healthy foods and recipes. Reunion date July 10. Cost is $50. To register: 730-4000.

— Getting Your Grains: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 22 at Garfield Park Community Center. This session introduces various whole grains, why they aid in health, how to buy true whole grains and how prepare them. Free. To register: 571-4004.

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