The eighth session on nutrition was held on March 7th in the second floor classroom at 72 Bank Street as part of the Eighth Annual Greater Fall River Fitness Challenge  The 45-minute discussion led by Southcoast Health Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Amanda Raposo gave participants the chance to ask questions about their own nutrition challenges. The free sessions are being offered each week after each Saturday Challenge as a way to assist people with issues of weight loss and personal health related to diet including a recommendation on food and advice on weight loss. Sponsored by Greater Fall River Re-creation, Partners for a Healthier Community, Saint Anne's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals, the Fitness Challenge includes programs provided by All Generations Fitness, the Diabetes Association, Inc., Fitness Fusion, FitWorks, General Fitness. Greater Fall River Re-creation, TKO Fitness, Wiggle Kids, and the Fall River YMCA. The Challenge offers low cost opportunities for those who live, work or attend school in the Greater Fall River Area. Click here for photos and video of the Challenge event held just prior to the session and here for photos and video of the Week Seven nutrition group.  For more information, go to or call Greater Fall River ReCreation at 508-679-0922.

(Top row) Luisa Tavares and Terry Greenwood, left, look over some low-carb recipes and the sample of oopsie bread while Kathy Toomey, right, offers some packages of low-carb snack. (Rows two and three) Registered Dietitian Amanda Raposo of the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program answers questions posed by members of the group. (Bottom row) Terri Greenwood describes some low-carb recipes she's tried while Linda Mae and Leonard Pittsley listen to Amanda's suggested recipes for the coming week, and Sophie Comos and her daughter, Sarena, look one over.

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