March is National Nutrition Month. . .
...but you might say that every month is Nutrition Month at Church Health! Did you know that in addition to our clinical services, Church Health offers cooking classes for free to the community?
Ann Wigmore once said, “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” At Church Health, we know that diet influences our health and wellness, so in our cooking classes, we introduce people to an array of affordable, nourishing foods and teach the skills to prepare them.
The cornerstone of our curriculum are the simple, evidence-based principles of the Mediterranean Diet. But you don’t have to take a class to adapt this to your lifestyle.
- Eat 2-3 cups of veggies per day
- Eat 2 cups of legumes per week
- Eat fruits and nuts
- Choose whole grain cereals, bread and pasta
- Eat fish a few times a week
- Use plant-based fats
- Consume less that 1 cup of dairy per day
- Eat only 3 or 4 ounces of meat per day
- And limit your alcohol intake.
Planting these seeds of behavior change has the power to improve and sustain your health. For more information about our classes, go to Church Health dot org slash Nutrition.
This is Sharon Moore for Church Health.