Nutrition and Healthy Living Classes
Nourishing your body with a healthy, balanced diet is the foundation of any healthy lifestyle. At Bronson Wellness Center, you have access to a variety of nutrition and healthy living classes. These programs are designed to provide you with tips and tricks for eating and feeling better. All nutrition and healthy living programs are led by our team of nutrition educators and held as a classroom-format 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:
- Eight Types of Rice You Should Get to Know Better
Thursday, April 25, 9 to 10 a.m.
Did you know there are hundreds of different types of rice? Can you tell the difference between arborio, basmati, short grain and wild rice? Become a rice expert and learn what types of rice work best in popular rice-based dishes.
- Five Vegetarian Meals So Delicious You Won’t Miss the Meat
Thursday, May 2, 9 to 10 a.m.
Do you want to eat more vegetarian or plant-based meals, but don’t know where to start? Learn the secrets to making vegetarian meals economical, filling and great-tasting.
- Family Fun Field Day!
Friday, May 17, 5 to 7 p.m.
Get up and moving! Join us for an evening the entire family can enjoy together. The three-legged race, tug-of-war and free throw basketball competition are just a few of the activities planned.
- Raw or Cooked: Healthiest Ways to eat Powerhouse Veggies
Thursday, May 16, 9 to 10 a.m.
What’s healthier - canned tomatoes, tomato sauce or fresh tomato slices? Should you cook your spinach or add it raw to a smoothie? Find out which veggies are best eaten raw and cooked, along with fun new ways to prepare them.
- The Truth About Food Labels
Thursday, May 23, 9 to 10 a.m.
Natural. Organic. Cage-free. Grass fed. What do these buzzwords really mean? Learn how to decipher the food label beyond just the nutrition facts.
- “Rooting” for a Healthier You
Thursday, June 6, 9 to 10 a.m.
Have a green thumb? Join us for a discussion on the benefits nature and greenery have on our overall health and well-being. Bring what you learn to life by planting your own vegetable sprout. Then, bring your seedling home and watch your plant – and your health - grow! Cost: $5 per person.
- How to Plant a Kitchen Garden
Thursday, June 13, 9 to 10 a.m.
Have you heard of a pizza garden or salsa garden? Learn how to plant a kitchen garden that fits your space, tastes and budget.
- Salad for Breakfast
Thursday, June 20, 9.to 10 a.m.
Does it seem odd to eat a salad at breakfast? Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Learn the ingredients and steps to prepare delicious breakfast salads. Taste one and leave with five recipes.
Additional opportunities to learn about healthy eating habits
In addition to nutrition education and healthy living programs, you can take part in healthy cooking classes, have your recipes analyzed and revised to be healthier and participate in other nutrition-based programs led by our team of experts.
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