Story by: Christina Dunavan on September 18, 2019
Eating healthy can be difficult. Finding tasty recipes that are easy to make is hard enough. Then there’s the time involved and the willpower to adapt to a new heart-healthy diet.
Would free heart-healthy cooking classes help?
Norton Healthcare regularly offers classes led by a nutritionist in a relaxed and enjoyable classroom environment.
Class themes change each month and cover topics such as plant-based nutrition, whole grains and comfort foods.
Classes fill up fast, so sign up today.
“The class helped explain different components of food and how it affects the heart,” according to Carol Ebel, a recent participant.
“The nutritionist is great at explaining that in layman’s terms so it’s not just a medical slant to the words,” Carol said.
Carol has heart issues and likes that she can walk out of the classes knowing what she is going to eat will be healthy for her and her family.
Participants also gain a sense of independence and build relationships.
Theresa Byrd, BSN, R.N. cardiovascular nurse navigator with Norton Healthcare, helps lead most of the classes.
“In these classes we really support each other, and we talk about other ways that we cook healthy in our homes and give each other ideas,” Theresa said. “Lots of patients have come to me and said … the little tips they received they have used at home and has really helped them with eating more healthy foods.”
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