New offering from WorkLife Programs focuses on improving eating habits

September 2, 2011

WorkLife Programs is introducing a new six-week program, designed to gradually improve eating habits at home and away through a visual approach. Half of the series will be presented in the classroom, and the other half will be conducted via e-mailed educational lessons.

The New American Plate
Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 20. Noon-1 p.m. Stewart Center, Room 202 (first session)

The traditional American eating plan -- heavy on protein, fat, starch and salt -- has had dire consequences on both our weight and health. Join us for a new series called "The New American Plate," which uses a visual approach to gradually improve eating habits both at home and away. Learn how to reshape your daily meals to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.

Tools provided to transition to a healthier eating pattern include a Healthy Eating Checklist, a Personal Action Plan, multiple recipes, online brochures and, finally, a one-week sample menu. Class discussion about new recipes tried is encouraged for the benefit of all. Join us as we take steps to improve our health, reduce our risk of chronic disease and learn from others by participating in this new program.

To register for this program or other offerings, go to and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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