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Food Rx

January 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

| $40

Organizer: Erlanger Health Systems, Phone: 423-778-7000 http://www.erlanger.org
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Food Rx

Everyone knows that eating healthy can help you feel better and maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that good nutrition can also improve chronic conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure? Healthy Eating can prevent, stabilize, or even reverse these chronic conditions.


Changing your diet can be a tall order for anyone.  We have developed the Food Rx class to give you the tools you need to feel confident in your food choices and meal preparation.  It is an exciting adventure toward better health. Best of all, a plant-based diet can be tasty, affordable, and enjoyable to eat!


What Are The Health Benefits of a Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet?

  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Reversal or prevention of Heart Disease and Diabetes
  • Longer Life
  • Healthier Weight
  • Lower risk of developing cancer and diabetes
  • May slow the progression of certain kinds of cancer
  • Improved symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fewer medications
  • Lower food costs
  • It’s GOOD for the Environment and GOOD for Animals

Topics covered in the class:  The Power of Food: What is a Whole Food Plant Based Diet? Planning a Menu, Label Reading and Shopping, How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Replacing Meat and Dairy, Dining Out, Work, and Snacks, Healthy Weight Loss, Addictive Foods, Foods That Fight Cancer, Foods for Brain Health, GI Health, Importance of Fiber, How to Prevent or Reverse Diabetes and MUCH MORE! All classes will include video, and/or guest MD speakers, group discussion and problem solving, take-home information and cooking demonstrations.


Chattanooga Lifestyle Center

Tuesdays starting January 9 from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Hixson North River YMCA

Thursdays starting January 18 from 11 a.m. – 12 noon


The workshop is $40, no referral required. For more information, call Christine Smith, RN, BS, Certified Health Coach at 423-778-3586 or the Chattanooga Lifestyle Center at 423-778-9400.


For a complete list of program dates and times visit Erlanger.org/livingwell.

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Erlanger Health Systems


Chattanooga Lifestyle Center
325 Market St
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States

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(423) 803-2402

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