myNutrition

Eating a healthy diet is central to your health and well-being. Eating is something most of us do at least three times a day, and each choice we make, no matter how big or small, adds up. The food choices we make can make us feel energized, satisfied, and happy, or they can make us feel sluggish, irritable, and ready for a nap.

Whether you are trying to lower your blood pressure, achieve a healthy weight, be a good role model for your children, or simply want to prevent chronic disease associated with a poor diet, choosing healthy foods can help you achieve your goals.

Munson Healthcare wants to help employees and their families feel their best, stave off disease by offering tools and resources to make choosing healthy foods easier, to maintain or achieve healthy weight, and provide convenient access to local farm-fresh foods. 

March is National Nutrition Month®

Get Ready for a Nutrition-Packed Month!

We have a full calendar of events and content focused on healthy, affordable eating that feels easy and doable. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Weekly food tastings every Wednesday in March, held during lunch in the cafeterias at Cowell Family Cancer Center, Foster Family Community Health Center, MMC, Grayling Hospital, and Cadillac Hospital. These recipes will also be available on our blog later this month. 
  • In addition, we’ll feature a new blog each week that gives you great ideas for what to eat that is great for your body AND budget. 
  • Finally, this month’s Learning for Longevity, taught by our Community Health Coordinator Tara Rybicki, will teach you how to eat for resilience. Click here to get the full scoop and register if you can make it! The event is available via REMEC if you’re not in the Traverse City area.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Your food doesn’t get any fresher than this unless you grow it yourself. Participating in Community Supported Agriculture allows you and your family to eat locally grown foods that have higher nutrient density because of a shorter time from farm to plate. Subscribing to a CSA is also a great way to support local farms.

Available in: Cadillac, Charlevoix, and Traverse City

Core4

Core4 is a weight management plan that anyone can do. Whether it’s changing your eating habits, understanding your metabolism, or tracking your progress, Core4 is a multi-faceted, science-based program that will enable you to control your weight forever.

Available in: CadillacGrayling and Traverse City

Traffic Light Program

Munson Healthcare is committed to being the role model of good health to its employees, patients, and communities. Making healthy food choices isn’t always easy. Munson Healthcare is implementing the Traffic Light Program in hospital cafeterias to help people know at a glance which options are a healthier choice.

Available in: Traverse CityCadillac, and Grayling. Coming to area hospitals soon.

Weight Watchers at Work

Trying to change habits alone can be difficult, which is why Weight Watchers at Work is so effective. Knowing you aren’t alone and feeling the support of the group can help you be more successful at achieving your goals. Having the accountability of group meetings and weigh-ins, as well as the structure of the point system, makes sticking with the program easier. 

Available in: CadillacGrayling and Traverse City