Erlanger Health System, in a partnership with the Area Agency on Aging and Disability, is now offering two new classes for the community; Living Well with Diabetes and Food Rx.
Living Well with Diabetes program is a free six-week course designed to help those who have been diagnosed with diabetes. Participants will learn how to manage symptoms and improve overall health. Topics include healthy eating, tips for preventing hypoglycemia, stress management and more. The program is offered on Mondays at Erlanger East Hospital beginning Jan.
22 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or from 6-8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at Hixson North River YMCA beginning Jan. 17 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Registration is required for the series and participants are strongly encouraged to attend all six sessions.
Food RX is an eight-week session focusing on using proper nutrition to improve chronic health conditions ranging from heart disease and high blood pressure to rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. A plant-based diet healthy eating can prevent, stabilize or even reverse some chronic conditions. This program gives participants the tools needed to feel confident in their food choices. Topics include how to read nutrition labels, plan menus and make healthy choices when dining out. Each class will conclude with a cooking demonstration.
Food Rx classes will be offered at the Chattanooga Lifestyle Center on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 9 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Classes at the Hixson North River YMCA will be held on Thursdays beginning Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.-noon. The cost for the Food Rx series is $40 per person. Registration is required.
For more information or to register for any Living Well workshop, visit www.erlanger.org/livingwell
or call 423-778-LINK (5465).