Plan Now to Meet Your New Year's Resolution Goal
Back by popular demand...The new year will be here before we know it, and many people will be setting New Year’s resolutions. RVNA is embracing the annual goal-setting season by offering a group class that is designed to make those resolutions a permanent reality, instead of a seasonal activity.
Women’s Nutrition & Lifestyle for Weight Management class begins on Tuesday, January 2 at 6:30 pm, and runs for eight consecutive weeks, meeting each Tuesday evening. Each class includes nutrition education provided Meg Whitbeck, MS-RDN, RVNA Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Educator, as well as a group discussion of hands-on strategies and techniques (including recipes and demonstrations by Whitbeck), designed to support the creation and meeting of individual goals.
According to Whitbeck, “This class is scheduled to start in early January to provide support when people are the most motivated to make lifestyle changes for health reasons. Research shows that people who commit to goals in a group setting have a higher chance of reaching those goals. I provide the fact-based information people need, and the group provides the emotional support. It is a very successful model.”
Participants in this class will learn how their body changes throughout life and how to manage these changes to achieve and maintain optimal health. All participants will set personal goals, learn and discuss strategies, share support and encouragement, and be held accountable for the goals set and the changes desired. Women of all ages are welcome to sign up.
Whitbeck adds, “This is the second time I am offering this class. At the end of the fall series, which concluded in late November, all of the participants left with a renewed relationship with food and a better understanding of their bodies. And...they all lost weight!"
Women’s Nutrition & Lifestyle for Weight Management will run Tuesday evenings, January 2 through February 20, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, at the RVNA Center for Exceptional Care, 27 Governor Street in downtown Ridgefield. The class fee is $159, which includes recipes, resources and tastings.
Whitbeck is also available for individual nutrition consultations at RVNA on 27 Governor Street.
To learn more about RVNA nutrition classes and individual nutrition consultations, please visit www.ridgefieldvna.org/nutrition-programs.
Founded in 1914, RVNA is an accredited non-profit Medicare-certified home health care agency that also supports public health and safety, and promotes the highest quality of life. RVNA provides compassionate care to all individuals, whether young or old, through a continuum of care that encompasses health care at home and in the community. RVNA also provides home health aides and companionship through a non-medical subsidiary called HomeCare by RVNA and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy in its Rehab by RVNA facility at 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield.