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Free Classes on Eating Healthy and Exercising Smarter Offered

Stick to those healthy New Year’s resolutions by learning how to cook healthier and exercise smarter. Three separate, and free, one-day classes will help put you on track for a healthier and leaner life.
Free Classes on Eating Healthy and Exercising Smarter Offered

Jul 16, 2015

These free courses are made possible by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant – Healthy Meals, Fit for Life.

“Choose My Plate Diet and Exercise Computer Lab” will be held Jan. 16 from 5:30-8 p.m. on Main Campus in Smith Brasher Hall, Room 228. This course is designed for anyone interested in healthy lifestyle changes. The class will provide hands-on instruction in a computer lab to learn how to use the free online SuperTracker, provided by the USDA. The SuperTracker can plan, analyze, and track diet and physical activity. Students will learn how to look up individual foods to see or compare their nutritional value, find recommendations for what and how much to eat, compare food choices to recommendations and to nutrient needs, and assess personal physical activities and identify ways to improve.

“Healthy Meals – Weight Management” will be held Jan. 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Campus in the A Building, Room 37-39. This course is designed for anyone interested in healthy lifestyle changes. It will combine nutrition concepts, physical activity participation and culinary applications, creating healthful and nutritional food choices. Topics include: latest nutrition guidelines, low impact interval training exercise and healthy cooking techniques. Basic kitchen math topics including weights and measures, converting grams to pounds, and increasing and decreasing recipes. Class will be combined theory and full lab participation. Recipes will be provided. Proper culinary lab attire is required, including closed toe gym or walking shoes, hair restraint, and long pants and long sleeves.

“Weight Loss 101” will be held Jan. 23 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Main Campus in Smith Brasher Hall, Room 130. This course is designed for anyone interested in healthy lifestyle changes. The class will cover tips and strategies that have been shown to help people lose weight and maintain long-term weight loss. Eating breakfast, exercise and other weight loss strategies will be discussed. The behaviors and strategies that have been successfully used by over 10,000 individuals to lose a large amount of weight (30-plus pounds) and keep it off for at least one year as documented by the National Weight Control Registry will be discussed.

To register for any of these courses, click here or call (505) 224-5200.