To see all the event dates and details, click here to learn how to feed your good health. (Registration closed as of August 14th, 2019.)
Roots of Wellness is a new program designed to help you manage your health by learning about simple lifestyle changes you can make for better health. Participants in this free 11-week wellness program will learn about food as medicine, how to choose and afford healthy foods, gardening, physical activity and how to manage or prevent chronic diseases including diabetes and poor emotional health. **Update Wednesday August 14th, 2019: this class is full, registration has closed.**
Food Is Medicine
Did you know what you eat can make a huge difference in your health? Food is our most basic medicine. What we eat fuels our body and allows it to function. Food helps us maintain our health. It can help prevent disease and can also be the best medicine to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes. (Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body has high sugar levels for prolonged periods of time. This disease can be deadly if not treated or managed.) Even your emotional well-being is affected by your diet.
Join us for this free 11-week wellness program. Learn how you can achieve and maintain optimal health with nutritious foods and physical activity.
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Partners In Health
You can learn how use food as medicine and promote your own health for free! Roots of Wellness is offered at no cost by a collaboration of ten agencies in Garfield County. These generous partners have come together to offer you:
The Roots of Wellness: Food as Medicine class will meet eleven times on Thursdays from August 15, 2019 through October 24, 2019. The first class will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Garfield County Fairgrounds North Hall & North Hall Kitchen at the Garfield County Fairgrounds (1001 Railroad Ave Rifle, Colorado 81650). The remaining 10 classes will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 at the same location.
You can sign up for the entire session by clicking here. **Update Wednesday August 14th, 2019: this class is full, registration has closed.**
This course is offered in partnership with Garfield County Healthy Communities Coalition, Grand River Health, Changing Lifestyles, Cooking Matters, Garfield County Public Health, Garfield County Master Gardener/CSU Extension, Garfield County Master Food Safety Advisor/CSU Extension, UpRoot Colorado, and LIFT-UP.