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Nutrition Minute

Nutrition minute held once a week at the VRWC will offer quick tips on ways to maintain healthy eating habits.

Feel free to stop in for a minute or stay the whole time. Nutrition Minute is help in the lobby of the VRWC.

Thursday February 12, 4 -5 PM –  Oh, My Love Healthy Valentine’s Day Dinner

Love your Valentine with this easy to prepare and healthy dinner. Get recipes and tips on putting this special meal together.

Thursday February 18, 1 – 2 PM – The Skinny on Heart Healthy Fats

Are all fats equal? Do some have less calories per amount than others? Which are the best for daily use? Stop by this session and get answers to these and others you might have about fat as you sample a healthy cooked item using fat.

Monday February 23, 8 – 9 AM – Welcome Hominy as a Breakfast Ingredient

Hominy is a great addition to a healthy breakfast dish. This versatile corn product is a star ingredient in hearty Hispanic dishes and scrumptious southern fare.

Thursday March 5, 10:30 – 11:30 AM –  Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

Eating a balanced diet is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Regularly eating the right amount and kinds of food can help maintain a healthy weight and reduce risk of many conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Check out the recommended daily foods for the average American and get your nutrition questions about eating  by a registered dietitian.

Tuesday March 10, 11:30 AM– 12:30 PM –  Rethink Buttermilk

Buttermilk has long been a staple for many living in the south. It contains calcium and protein along with other nutrients and probiotics. Stop and taste the unique taste of buttermilk in a mango buttermilk shake.

Tuesday March 17, 2 – 3 PM –  It is Planting Time in Tennessee

Love locally grown fruits and vegetables? Ever thought about growing your own produce? Stop by and get tips for planting your 2015 Tennessee garden.

Friday March 27, 9 – 10 AM – Beat the Mid-Morning Slump with these Healthy Snacks

Stop by to taste samples and get ideas for mid-morning snacks sure to put ‘pep in your step’ while providing a portion of your daily nutrients.