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Nutrition and Diet Management

With the holidays and flu season in full swing, we will be focusing on food and the immune system for the month of December. A quick note: no one food can “boost” your immune system. There is a lot that goes into a healthy immune system, but the health choices we make may help our immune systems to function in a way that is optimal for each of us as individuals. If you see a food or ad that says something is immune-boosting, you may be wasting your money. I will clear this up for you more throughout this coming month.

Weekly Topic Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzqEWTkffbc

Meal Guide Link:
https://www.precisionnutrition.com/create-the-perfect-meal-infographic

Upcoming Event:
**Let me know if you can attend!

Thursday, 12/16: Nutrition Class

  • Theme: Food and the Immune System
  • Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Location: 416 S. East St. Lebanon, OH 45036
  • Rm. 116 (conference room) (in-person)
  • Video call link: https://meet.google.com/cgm-gdbm-ggf

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To go along with this month’s theme of healthy eating for the holidays and healthy plate modeling, see this excellent article below about tips to choose the healthiest options and the right amount of each food. This also provides great tips on how to add flavor to meals!! Don’t forget about our class tonight as well (see details below). Hope to see you there! Bring friends.

Meal Guide Link:

https://www.precisionnutrition.com/create-the-perfect-meal-infographic

I have also attached a quick link on healthy plate modeling. Please watch and be ready to discuss in class next Monday. Here is the question:

**What important food groups were not mentioned in the video?

This is still a video with great  tips if you are looking for a picture of healthy eating in a nutshell.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J1hmmy1OB4

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This week, I am sharing one more article regarding salt intake and blood pressure thanks to one of our nutrition class participants. See the link below.

https://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-weight-loss/a25737178/is-sodium-bad-for-you/

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCMENT:

For the month of November, I was planning on having some professionals join our next in-person class. Each participant of the class would make a healthier version of a family-favorite Thanksgiving dish. Each  participant would sign up to make a dish of their choosing on their own time. They would then bring in the dish to share with the group and our special judges.

I was hoping to do this on Monday, 11/15 at 5:30 pm. My judges are available, but I want to make sure there are several participants before they make the trip/work adjustments. Let me know if you plan to attend, and please feel free to spread the word/bring friends! We are hoping to eat well and award health-related prizes.

I must know by next Monday, 11/8 by 5 pm. If you are interested, please call or email me to sign up. Those who would just like to come to eat/observe are welcome to do so.

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Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab9OZsDECZw

Education Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s40dlUHev2k

Life Update:

As many of you know, I will be getting married on Friday, September 17th. We are praying for everyone to stay healthy and safe. I will be marrying Jeron King (my new name will be Bri King). I will be off from Monday, 9/13-Monday, 9/20. I will return on Tuesday, 9/21. Please email me if you need anything before then, and I will respond at my earliest convenience.

In Class Location:
416 S. East St.
Lebanon, OH 45036
Rm. 116 (conference room)

Back-To-School Lesson:
Healthy Meal Combinations

Our topic for the month of August was Food and Mood. I wrote it for the city of Lebanon, and I think many of you can benefit from reading it as well.

See also the dates for the upcoming events. I have attached the menu as well. Please email me to sign up for the events!

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Class Address:
416 S. East St.
Lebanon, OH 45036

**Class will be taking place in the conference room, Room 116. It is the center and very first room when you enter from the front. The in-person session will be drop-in, no sign up is required. Please ensure you are wearing a mask at all times. Seating will accommodate social distancing.

See GO365 – 11 Tips for meal prepping.

Email bhiggins@wcchd.com if interested or call 513-695-1477

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