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How can I learn to eat a healthier diet and lose weight?
The 2015 Fitness Challenge is placing a greater emphasis on nutrition in the hope that participants will have greater success in achieving their weight goals. Each of the twelve Saturday morning fitness events will be followed by an hour-long nutrition session which will be open to non-Challenge participants as well.
Diabetes Prevention and Management
About 1 in 10 American have diabetes and 1 in 3 is at risk. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or been told that you are at risk, there are steps you can take to be healthy. In this program, we’ll discuss the risk factors for diabetes and the steps you can take to reverse the course. You’ll learn the ABCs of diabetes prevention and management taught by Certified Diabetes Educators from the Southcoast Health Diabetes Management Program. Amanda Raposo, MS, RD, CDE, Michael See, MS, RCEP, CDE
Healthy, Be Active Workshops
Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Inc., 4 South Main St, Fall River
These workshops offer support, ideas, motivation and education for those
looking to lasting changes toward a healthful lifestyle. Recipe sharing, food
tasting, goal setting and activity support are focuses of the workshops.
Please contact Rose Couto at email@example.com for more info
and a schedule of dates.
to Low Weight Without Going Hungry
Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kuss Middle School Community Room, 52 Globe Street, Fall River
Join us every Saturday of the Challenge for a FREE 1-hour support group for
people who want to learn how to follow a lower carbohydrate diet, either to
lose weight or to stabilize or prevent medical conditions such as diabetes, high
blood pressure, or high cholesterol. A brief explanation of the principles
behind how low-carb diets work will be offered at the beginning of each
group. The group will then share information on foods and recipes as well as
on shopping and eating away from home. Click
here for more!
Starts January 20th 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Inc., 4 South Main St, Fall River
This year long diabetes prevention program was developed by the Center for
Disease Prevention (CDC) for individuals who have been diagnosed with pre
diabetes or are at high risk for developing diabetes. It is based on research
done that proves type 2 diabetes CAN be prevented. Goals include weight
loss and increase physical activity. It starts as weekly 1-hour classes followed
by monthly meetings. Registration is required. To register, please contact
Education and Support Group
Wednesdays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
People Inc., 4 South Main St, Fall River
This weekly group targets people with diabetes and their families. It includes
diabetes education, cooking classes, games and shopping tours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
How can I get help on-line cook and eat a healthier diet?
Cooking Fall River web site
Click here to follow along as nutrition educators from the University of Massachusetts Nutrition Education Program show you how to prepare easy, low-cost, quick recipes that you can use at home to make delicious meals your whole family will like.
Pat Bebo, formerly of the University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition
Education Program and Chef Bill Walker, formerly of Durfee High School
culinary arts, as they show you how to set up a basic pantry of
cooking ingredients and how to prepare simple but nutritious and
low-cost meals. See all of the episodes of Look Who’s
Cooking on your computer anytime on FRED-TV.us by clicking
here. Just pick an episode and watch it as often as you'd
like. Also, check out the recipes.
Join Pat Bebo, formerly of the University of Massachusetts Extension Nutrition Education Program and Chef Bill Walker, formerly of Durfee High School culinary arts, as they show you how to set up a basic pantry of cooking ingredients and how to prepare simple but nutritious and low-cost meals. See all of the episodes of Look Who’s Cooking on your computer anytime on FRED-TV.us by clicking here. Just pick an episode and watch it as often as you'd like. Also, check out the recipes.
Click here for videos on children's nutrition and preventing diabetes
Click here to learn how to get children to eat healthy!
Click here for videos on how to manage diabetes or children's weight!
Past Fitness Challenge Nutrition Events on Video
Click here for photos & video of the 2013 Fitness Challenge Finale!
Click here to watch last year's Finale retrospective video.