Do you want to eat healthier but loathe the idea of giving up your favorite Southern dishes?
If so, the YMCA has an easy solution for you.
On Friday, Nov. 6, at the downtown Columbus YMCA, from noon-1 p.m., the first in a series of lunch-and-learn sessions teaches how to transform your eating habits and still enjoy the taste of your food.
Participants will enjoy a lunch of turkey pot pie, iced tea or water, with pecan pie for dessert and also learn how to prepare this easy, healthy meal at home.
Cost for the meal is $5 per person, or $3 per person for a group of three. Payment is due upon registration.
Palina Clark, registered licensed dietician, RD, LD, will provide instruction on meal preparation and offer tips for simple, healthy meal planning.
“Over the past 20 years, unhealthy behaviors, including physical inactivity and unhealthy eating habits, have led to an epidemic of obesity and related chronic disease in the United States”, said Melissa Parsons, YMCA fitness director.
“The YMCA is actively involved in offering to our community alternatives to promote a more healthy lifestyle”.
Pre-registration is required at any of the four YMCA branches by Friday.
Space is limited; for more information, contact Melissa Parsons, YMCA fitness director, at 662-328-7696
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