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Diet Free and Healthy Eating

Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Michigan’s own Zonya Foco, RD, has been sharing her message of good health through cookbooks, television spots, and in person with Bob Greene for “Oprah and Bob’s Best Life Challenge.” Now, her nine-week video program, DIET FREE, explains the principles required to achieve optimal health without dieting. Changing Eight Core Habits Each session of the video seminar stars Zonya Foco and is followed by a class facilitated by one of Crittenton’s registered dietitians. Classes focus on changing eight core habits that are the keys to better health and weight loss. The cost for DIET FREE is $125 for the nine-week series. Seminar participants will receive a lifestyle guide, habit tracker, healthy fast-food guide, healthy dining guide, and eight color-coded reminder bands that correspond to each core habit. “DIET FREE is appropriate for anyone who wants to change his or her health, lose weight, lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure,” says Cambi Hempstead, RN, Community Health and Education Coordinator at Crittenton. “Using Zonya’s approach, par ticipants can really get out of the ‘diet’ mode. Her inspiring step-bystep guide to lifestyle changes can help them succeed.” Eating Healthy In Our Community The Lake Orion Farmers Market offers members of the Lake Orion community and surrounding areas a wide variety of high-quality, fresh produce. Patrons will find primarily organic or naturally grown and locally produced foods, plants, and products in one convenient location. Volunteers at the market also provide education to the public about the nutritional, economic, environmental, and social implications of eating seasonal and locally grown produce. “As a community hospital, we believe in supporting our local economy,” Hornberger says. “The Lake Orion Farmers Market not only promotes healthy eating, but it encourages community members to buy local and help the Michigan economy.” Are you interested in tending your own garden? There are many benefits of growing fruits and vegetables in your own backyard. Here are just a few:

  • Gardening is more affordable than buying produce at the grocery store.
  • Recent studies by the American Dietetic Association found that children in families who garden eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Studies show that gardening is an excellent stress reliever.
  • Tending a garden is a great source of physical activity.

For more information about the DIET FREE seminars starting in June at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, call 248-652-5269.

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