Nutrition Education at Bronson Wellness Center - Bronson Healthcare
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Nutrition For a Healthy Body

We believe you can be fit and healthy at any age, shape or size. Learning how to choose, prepare and eat great tasting, nutritious food is an important step that will help you reach your healthy body goals.

At Bronson Wellness Center, we’re more than just a gym. Here, we offer a wide variety of exercise options with practical, can-do nutrition education, diet coaching, and healthy cooking classes. Everything we do is about providing you the resources to live your healthiest life possible.

Our health educators are specially trained and highly educated in the way food works within your body to help keep you feeling vibrant, energized and strong. The team offers a variety of low- and no-cost classes so you can learn how to properly fuel your body – without going hungry every day!

Nutrition and healthy living classes

Nourishing your body with a healthy, balanced diet is the foundation of any healthy lifestyle. Join our health educators for classes and cooking demos in our on-site test kitchen. Registration is required. To save your spot, call (269) 639-2949 or talk to a member of the Bronson Wellness Center service desk.

Upcoming classes include:

  • Meal Prep Power Lunch – and Stay Full All Afternoon 
    Thursday, October 24, 9 to 10 a.m. 
    What’s in your lunchbox? Learn how to quickly and efficiently meal prep three different 400-500 calorie power lunches that keep you both healthy and satisfied.
  • 10 Tips for Catching Up on Your Zzz’s
    Thursday, October 31, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Learn about the importance of getting enough sleep, what the right number of hours is for your body, and how to get the best night rest.
  • Hydration Station
    Thursday, November 14, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    It isn't always easy to do, but drinking enough water is important for your health. Learn tips for getting your daily dose, and taste three delicious infused water recipes.
  • Cut the Sugar
    Thursday, November 21, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
    Added sugar is hiding in many popular foods and drinks - sometimes when you least expect it! Learn ten tips for cutting out extra sugar from your diet and start feeling better!
  • Hassle-Free Healthy Holiday Appetizers
    Thursday, December 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
    Is your holiday season packed with parties, food and drinks? Enjoy healthy snacks while learning to prepare healthier appetizers to take to your upcoming celebrations. Taste tests and recipe cards included!
  • Super Soups!
    Thursday, December 12, 9 a.m. to 10.a.m.
    Cold weather got you down? Cozy up and join us for a hot and steamy bowl of homemade soup! Learn to make three variations of the soup you taste and leave with five soup recipes.

Eat Healthy, Be Active

  • Do you want to learn how to stretch your food dollar and plan healthy meals for you and your family?
  • Would you like to learn how to prepare and sample creative and nutritious new dishes?
  • Do you want to learn and practice how to be active in ways that YOU enjoy?

Eat Healthy, Be Active is a six-session program that will help you get healthier. We offer a daytime or an evening session every month. The program is FREE and in three of the six class sessions, participants get to take home free groceries to prepare what they sampled in class. This class is for adults 18 years old and above. We provide free child care during each class. Class participants who are on Medicaid or who have a Michigan Bridge Card (SNAP) are given priority admission to the class. Call Chris Flood or Emma Mrofchak at (269) 639-2949 for more information and specific dates and times.

Lighten up your favorite recipes

Have you ever wondered how many calories are in your favorite cheesecake recipe? How about your secret pulled pork? Our health educators offer low-cost recipe makeovers. Drop off a printed copy of your recipe and for $5 (per recipe), our health educators will evaluate and report back with a calorie count along with the fat, sodium, carbohydrate and protein contents. Additionally, they will provide a list of changes you can make to the recipe to make it healthier. To get started, contact Chris Flood at (269) 639-2949 or floodc@bronsonhg.org.

Meet Chris Flood, Health Educator

Chris Flood is the lead nutrition, health and wellness expert at Bronson Wellness Center. In addition to working full time at the club, she also maintains a healthy food blog and is a nutrition education consultant for several other health-related organizations in Michigan. Chris has a master’s of science degree in human nutrition with a specialty in instructional design. She is dedicated to working with you to improve your lifestyle with practical, client-centered nutrition education. Not only is she focused on providing relevant nutrition information, she believes it’s important to make learning fun. She will work with you to meet you where you are, and empower you every step of the way. Contact Chris at floodc@bronsonhg.org or (269) 639-2949.