Marion Public Health is set to offer “Eating for the Health of It”, a series of free adult nutrition classes aimed at educating adults on the importance of healthy eating. The classes will include preparation of “tasty” meals and snacks that are “simple, healthy, and budget friendly.”
The first session of the series, which will run through May, kicks off January 30, 2014 and will feature a healthy meal prepared in a crock pot.
This program is offered through a grant received by the Marion County Medical Reserve Corp. The MRC is made up of community volunteers who donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and public health community events and promote healthy living throughout the year.
Marion Public Health and the Medical Reserve Corp organized this healthy eating series in an effort to increase Marion County’s state health ranking (Ranked 66th of 88 counties in 2013); reduce the risks of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and many others; and learn new ways to increase physical activity each day.
Each session will include a free gift for coming to help in the kitchen and one door prize drawing.
The classes will be held from 11:00am – 12:00 pm on the last Wednesday of each month at Marion Public Health located at 181 South Main Street. Seats are limited so you are asked to RSVP at (740) 692-9126.