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Jenny Lang - 4-27-2018

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 12-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. Register today!

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 12-week wellness program. Learn how you can achieve and maintain optimal health with nutritious foods and physical activity.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Six weeks of Cooking Matters Classes
  • Farmers’ market tour and instruction in using Double Up Food Bucks
  • Gardening
  • Food Preservation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Chronic Disease Prevention

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:

  • 12 wellness classes on a variety of topics
  • Food to make one dinner for four people at home each week for 12 weeks
  • Garden planters to take home
  • Food canning kit

The Food as Medicine class will meet twelve times on Thursdays from August 9 through October 24. The first meeting will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Rifle Farmers Market. The remaining 11 classes will meet at the Garfield County Fairgrounds Event Hall from 6:00 to 8:00.

Please call Siouxanne Mease at 970-945-2840, email, or click here to sign up.


To provide high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral, and dental health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.

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1905 Blake Avenue, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601