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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Dietitian Offers Tips on Low Fat, Low Calorie Eating

Dietitian Offers Tips on Low Fat, Low Calorie Eating
Free session will be at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital on Dec. 19

The December edition of Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital’s Lunch and Learn Series will feature a session on “Low Fat, Low Calorie Holiday Eating.”

Dietitian Lynette Maxey, R.D., will offer practical tips on enjoying the holidays without taking on pounds requiring a new year’s resolution. The class will meet from noon to 1 p.m. in the basement REMEC Room at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital on Dec. 19. While the class is free, registration is requested by calling (231) 352-2273.

Lunch and Learn classes are offered monthly, the third Thursday of the month. In January, the group will go on a grocery store tour at Glen’s Market in Frankfort.

Additionally, the hospital offers other support groups throughout the month to help area residents’ wellness efforts. Classes include:
• A prediabetes class that meets the second Thursday of each month between 10 a.m. and noon. Topics include defining prediabetes, weight control, blood sugar levels, proper  nutrition, a carbohydrate controlled diet, diabetes prevention, and medications. Participants should call (231) 352-2273 to preregister for the next class.
• A diabetes support group that meets the second Monday of each month from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital. Topics include blood sugar control, weight management, eye disease, diet/carbohydrates and holiday eating, foot care and self-exams, medications, grocery tours, dental issues. For questions or topic suggestions, please call Meghan Redmond at (231) 352-2959 or Maxey at (231) 352-2357.
• A Cardiac Nutrition Class meets between 10 - 11 a.m. on the third Monday of every month in the REMEC Room at the hospital. Topics include the types of fat and cholesterol, reducing sodium in cooking, fiber, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, herbs for cooking, label reading, foods that affect Coumadin, and recipe modification. Participants should call (231) 352-2273 to preregister for the next class.