Verdant is offering the following free nutrition classes at its Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. To register, visit verdanthealth.org
Food Truths: Busting Popular Nutrition Myths
Wednesday, Aug. 19
Description: This fast-paced, fun and factual class will answer your burning questions on nutrition that you have always wanted to know! Join Registered Dietitian Kim Larson, who will debunk popular nutrition myths you may have heard in the media and challenge outdated beliefs about food. She will also expose the deception used in advertising and marketing of food and discuss several controversial topics in nutrition today.
Packing Healthy Lunches – Parents & Kids Learning Together
Saturday, Aug. 29
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Description: Come with your school-age child to learn about fun and healthy options for brown bag lunches. Guided by a health educator from the American Heart Association, the two of you can learn together about building convenient, nutritious lunches while you prepare and eat one during the class. Content is appropriate for children age 5-10 years old. There must be one adult registered with each child to work as a team in preparing their meal.
Getting to Goal Weight Reduction Class
Wednesday, Sept. 2
Description: Are you ready to make changes to your lifestyle and move toward a healthier weight? Getting to Goal focuses on identifying nutrition and physical activity modifications to support your efforts. Led by a registered dietitian, you’ll set long-term health goals based on a guided self-evaluation and identify short term steps which are achievable and measurable so you can sustain your new habits. After class you can sign up for free individual consultations with the dietitian for three months so you get the support and education you need to make permanent lifestyle changes.