For Immediate Release: Aug. 24, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Food For Health and Soul Promotes Better Nutrition
Free Program Features Recipe Modification
HENDERSON, Nev. – Poor nutrition and bad eating habits contribute to an unhealthy lifestyle. But individuals can learn to make positive dietary changes that will improve their quality of life. Food For Health and Soul, a free program offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, will help put people on the road to a healthier lifestyle. The program will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 11 through Oct. 16 at Downtown Recreation Center, 105 W. Basic Rd.
Enrollment is open to adults (18+). Although the program is free, registration is required and can be made at any City of Henderson recreation center or online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 174068-53).
The nutrition education program is designed to teach people how to modify favorite family recipes by decreasing sugar, fat, salt, and sodium, and increasing fiber-rich foods during preparation. These simply modifications may decrease the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and some cancers.
“Most people grew up eating family recipes that were delicious, but probably high in fat and sodium,” said Tanya Myers, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “This program makes it possible to modify those family favorites to be healthier and more nutritious. Most lessons include food preparation and sampling.”
For additional information, call 267-4040 or visit cityofhenderson.com.