The seventh session on nutrition was held on February 28th 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 Six group.  For more information, go to or call Greater Fall River ReCreation at 508-679-0922.

(Top row) Registered Dietitian Amanda Raposo of the Southcoast Diabetes Management Program begins the group with some of the points that were covered in previous session about reducing carbohydrates and increasing dietary fats as a way to achieve weight loss or maintenance. (Row two) Michelle Miner and her daughter, Kirsten Slabrinski, listen to the presentation, and Kathy Toomey asks Ms. Raposo a question about one of the recipes. (Row three, center) Challenge Participant Terri Greenwood asks about low-carb foods on restaurant menus. (Bottom row) Ms. Raposo passes out recipe ideas from the JERF (Just Eat Real Food) free on-line Cookbook.

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