ARROYO GRANDE, CA – [March 26, 2012] –Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), a Dignity Health member of the Central Coast, which also includes French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center, is pleased to re-introduce the lecture series, titled "Healthy for Life Nutrition," which is aimed at teaching participants the importance of healthy living through nutrition and exercise.
The four week series engages participants in learning about My Plate and nutrition, through a hands-on experience. Topics include the five food groups, portion size, label reading, and the importance of eating different-colored vegetables for disease prevention.
Each lecture will also include a food demonstration for participants, as well as a taste-testing of nutritious recipes and explaining the importance of physical activity in leading an active lifestyle. The program is designed for all adults wishing to lead a healthier life.
The mission of all Dignity Health of the Central Coast hospitals and programs is to improve the lives of people in the community especially in the area of combating obesity and other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and cancer.
This series will be at Grover Heights Elementary School on April 12, 19, 26 and May 3, 2012. Each runs from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Reservations are required- please call (805)739-3578 to sign up. For more information, contact Joel Pace, Community Benefit Coordinator, at (805) 473-7662.