Celebrate “National Nutrition Month” by incorporating healthy lifestyle changes into your everyday routine. Healthy changes start at home by taking small steps such as eating more fruits and vegetables and being active every day. So, rethink your health and make March the start of a healthier life by joining the fun at the following FREE events:
March 16th 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Eat Right When Money’s Tight workshop includes healthy cooking demo, free recipes and food samples at Redding Library.
March 23rd 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Rethink Your Fitness. Learn fun, exciting, and playful ways to make fitness part of your family’s lifestyle. Prize drawings and food samples at Redding Library.
March 30th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Salt Shockers — Be Informed, Be Healthy; presented by Mohamed H. Khan, M.D., Interventional Cardiology. Light meal provided by Healthy Shasta — space is limited. Prize drawings will be held at Redding Library.
March 30th, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 pm: Anderson Lean-N-Green Day. Enjoy fun interactive booths while walking trails at Volonte Park in Anderson.
With 66% of adults and 27% of adolescents in Shasta County now classified as overweight or obese, it is critical to motivate residents to move toward a healthier lifestyle and for communities to create environments that support healthy choices. Numerous diseases and conditions have been linked to poor diet and physical inactivity, including heart disease, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.
For more information on how to participate in Rethink Your Health events, please contact Registered Dietitians Mary Messier at 245-6639 or Karrie Isaaccson at 245-6456, or visit www.healthyshasta.org.