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The Power of Food for
Healthy Weight Management

Diet-related chronic diseases are major threats to Americans. Overweight and obesity now affect the majority of the U.S. population, increasing the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease and taking a disproportionate toll on under-served populations.

Eating healthfully can be less expensive than diets fueled by seemingly inexpensive processed products, fast-food products, or nutrient-poor products. The savings can happen in the short term and certainly in the long term, measured not only by dollars but also in quality of life.

Topics Include:

  • The Power Plate

  • How Foods Fight Diabetes

  • Foods for a Healthy Weight

  • How Foods Fight Heart Disease

  • Grocery Store Tour (Supplemental Class)

This material is be presented as a four-session course. A Grocery store tour, may be added for an additional fee.

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Student Take-Aways:

  • Effective dietary changes should focus on quality of food choices, not quantity.

  • Healthful foods can be less expensive than nutrient-poor grocery products.

  • Savings incurred with healthful eating are not only immediate but long term as well.

  • Health-promoting foods, recipes, and meals can be easy, convenient, and taste great!

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