Nutrition Education at Bronson Wellness Center

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!

Virtual nutrition and healthy living classes

Health educators Chris and Isabel are hosting a variety of virtual classes all about eating well and moving often. All classes are FREE, open to the public, and held via Zoom.

  • Power Up With Plant-Based Protein
    Tuesday, March 2, noon-12:30 p.m.
    Do you wonder if it's truly possible to get all the protein your body needs from plants? Well - you can! Join our nutrition educators to learn what plants are the best sources of protein. Plus, watch as we prepare a healthy, protein-packed meal in under 20 minutes.
    Register now! You will receive a link to the Zoom event 1-2 days before class. With questions, please email Isabel at hintoni@bronsonhg.org.
  • Food Group Fun: Eat Well With MyPlate!
    Thursday, March 4, 9-9:30 a.m.
    "Eating the rainbow" - or enjoying foods from the various different food groups - helps your body work best and feel great. In this FREE, virtual program, learn to develop healthy eating skills, and get tips for incorporating different types of foods into your diet. This program features Trivia and fun prizes!
    Register now! You will receive a link to the Zoom event 1-2 days before class. With questions, please email Isabel at hintoni@bronsonhg.org.
  • 10 Easy Ways to Eat More Plants
    Tuesday, March 16, 5:30 p.m.
    Are you trying to eat a more plant-based diet, but can’t quite figure out how to get started? Take it meal by meal! Join our nutrition experts to learn about ten simple – and tasty – ways to add more fruits and veggies to daily meals and snacks. Plus, watch as we prepare a healthy plant-forward meal in a matter of minutes.
    Register now! You will receive a link to the Zoom event 1-2 days before class. With questions, please email Isabel at hintoni@bronsonhg.org
  • Plan Your Plate For Success
    Thursday, March 25, 9-9:30 a.m.
    Wondering how to create healthy, balanced meals? Learn at this free, virtual class. Come with questions about how to personal YOUR plate to make it the healthiest it can be!
    Register now! You will receive a link to the Zoom event 1-2 days before class. With questions, please email Isabel at hintoni@bronsonhg.org.

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 or Isabel Hinton 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 at (269) 639-2949.

Meet Chris, Health Educator

Chris 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 (269) 639-2949.

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