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Saint Mary’s Healthy Nutrition for Life class offers simple tips



Kick-start a healthy lifestyle and develop a new perspective on food with Saint Mary’s Healthy Nutrition for Life, a six-week class focusing on improving nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight. Healthy Nutrition for Life will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays starting Sept. 30 and ending Nov. 4 at Saint Mary’s at Galena, 18653 Wedge Parkway.

“The class is designed to provide participants with manageable tips to improve eating habits,” said Peggy Nipp, registered dietitian and certified health and wellness coach for Saint Mary’s. “Participants set weekly goals and are provided with information to help achieve their personal nutrition objectives both now and in years to come.”

Healthy Nutrition for Life is taught by a registered dietitian and is designed for individuals interested in improving their eating habits to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Class topics include portion control, reading nutrition labels, cooking, dining out, fitness activities and a hands-on grocery store tour.

“Eating well is a building block for a healthy lifestyle and helps to minimize one’s risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and cancer,” Nipp adds. “Our objective is to give participants the knowledge and tools they need to make important nutrition changes and promote overall health and wellness.”

The cost of the class for community members is $90. Members of Saint Mary’s HealthFirst and Health Choice may participate for a $25 co-pay. To learn more about eating healthy, register for Healthy Nutrition for Life by calling 775-770-7100 and begin the journey to a healthier life.

About Saint Mary’s
In 2010 Saint Mary’s celebrates 102 years of delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services to northern Nevada. Founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Saint Mary’s is a member of the Catholic Healthcare West family of hospitals and medical centers in Arizona, California and Nevada. As a fully integrated, faith-based healthcare system with 380 licensed beds, approximately 2,300 employees, 850 affiliated physicians and 300 volunteers, Saint Mary’s provides a wide variety of inpatient, outpatient and community services to go Well Beyond for the community we serve. For more information, please visit www.saintmarysreno.org.

About Catholic Healthcare West
Catholic Healthcare West is the eighth largest hospital system in the nation and the largest not-for-profit hospital provider in California. Founded in 1986, the CHW network of more than 10,000 physicians and approximately 53,000 employees serves a population spanning 22 million people at 41 hospitals across California, Arizona and Nevada. CHW is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. In 2008, CHW provided $967 million in charity care, community benefits and unreimbursed patient care. For more information, please visit our website at www.chwHEALTH.org.

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