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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 December 4, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM –  Savor the Holidays with these Beautiful Baked Desserts

Have your cake and eat it too! Fruits and vegetables take center stage in these indulgent desserts that are sure to satisfy even the sweetest of sweet tooth. Whether by substituting avocado for butter or adding in pears for extra flavor, these healthier takes on holiday favorites will keep family and friends merry this season. Source: the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food and Nutrition magazine.

Thursday December 11, 9 – 10 AM –  Healthy Treats for Santa

“As Santa Claus makes his yearly trek around the world, children everywhere will leave treats for the big guy to fuel him on his ride. But don’t forget Santa needs nutrition too. If Mr. C. drinks a glass of whole milk and eats two butter cookies at every American household he visits, he will consume more than 7 billion calories and more than 3 million grams of fat in one night. So take time to leave Santa a healthy treat, like low-fat milk and graham crackers; yogurt mixed with fruit and cereal; or a peanut butter sandwich. And don’t forget his reindeer; they’ll like chopped vegetables like carrots, celery and broccoli. Getting your children involved in prepping Santa’s snack plate can be a great way to teach them the importance of a healthy diet, especially when they need energy for a task as demanding as Santa’s.” The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Wednesday December 17, 5 – 6 PM Last Minute Gifts

We all have to eat, right? Here are three healthy easy to assemble ‘go to’ last minute gift ideas for even the hard to please.

Tuesday, December 23, 10 – 11 AM Beverages from Around the World

Holidays often make us seek a drink recipe to serve that is unique. Try one or all 3 of these wonderful drinks from around the world.