Get ready to spring into the new season during National Nutrition Month 2018. This annual event occurs every March and was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to draw attention to the importance of eating healthy and making sound physical activity habits. At Carthage Area Hospital, we’re celebrating National Nutrition Month with our new “Aisles of Wellness Grocery Tours – Navigating Healthy Choices” initiative.
Going Further with Food
Partnering with Schenectady-based Price Chopper Supermarkets and led by Carthage Area Hospital’s Clinical Nutrition Support Clinician, Susie K. Ray, the grocery tour initiative is designed to help you learn how to navigate a grocery store while making delicious, healthy food decisions. During the program, you will discover how to:
- Read nutrition labels
- Eat healthy on a budget
- Identify nutrient-dense foods
- Select healthy snacks
- Plan for quick, healthy meals
- And more…
While the tour is geared toward those following a new diet plan, engaged in weight loss or at risk for diabetes, other ideal participants include people with celiac disease, food allergies or other medical conditions who need to know how to make the right food choices while tackling specific health needs.
The 90-minute-to-two-hour grocery tour costs $5 per person, but at the completion of the tour, you’ll receive a special $5 Price Chopper gift card and be entered into a raffle to win a special $50 Price Chopper gift card. Tours take place once a month or by appointment at either Carthage Price Chopper (60 High St.) or Watertown Price Chopper (1283 Arsenal St.).
About Carthage Area Hospital’s Nutrition Services
The team of Registered Dietitians at Carthage Area Hospital is dedicated to helping patients maintain a healthy lifestyle by creating easy-to-follow plans. Our nutrition experts provide education for a full range of medical conditions, including diabetes, obesity, eating disorders, food allergies and more.
If you’re ready to learn how to make more informed food choices this National Nutrition Month, call 315-493-1000 and ask for the Nutrition Department to inquire about the grocery tour or sign up via our online form.