Free workshops discuss the impact of nutrition on sleep, stress, energy and pain

The City’s Wellness Committee has organized a series of free workshops on healthy eating that will be taught by nutrition educators from Nutritional Weight and Wellness, a Twin Cities organization dedicated to educating people on health and nutrition.

How to register

To register for any class that interests you, log onto HRIS and click the Learning and Development link and search the catalog using a word from the class title (e.g., fast food or lights out). You can register for as many workshops as you wish

Workshop descriptions

Lights Out for Better Health
Thursday, April 12
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

Let’s face it: most of us are sleep deprived.  With the help of good nutrition and sleep habits, you can overcome insomnia and wake alert and rested. Learn which foods and nutrients are critical for sleep. Discover delicious bedtime snacks that keep you satisfied and help you sleep through the night. Feeling well rested will give you the energy and enthusiasm you need to enjoy your busy life.

Stress-Busting Foods
Tuesday, April 24
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

Running on empty? Feeling frazzled, exhausted and burned out? You can reduce your stress levels using nutrition. Discover how to achieve consistent energy and moods throughout the day. Learn which foods support brain health and which minerals and nutrients are depleted during times of stress. Develop your personal stress-reduction plan to gain the upper hand on stress!

Eating Fast Without Fast Food
Friday, May 4
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

Your busy lifestyle doesn’t have to mean sacrificing your health to a diet of fast food.  You can enjoy delicious, healthy foods with a little planning and better menu selections at restaurants. Your energy, focus, moods, metabolism and health depend on the nutrition choices you make every day. Learn quick and easy breakfast options to get you going. Pack a healthy lunch or pick the best options when eating out. Then end your day with simple dinners that are sure to satisfy. 

Change Your Nutrition to Reduce Aches & Pains
Thursday, May 17
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
City of Lakes, Room 101

Waking up achy all over? Are muscle spasms, leg cramps or back pain causing you to rely on your favorite over-the-counter pain killer?  There’s a better answer, and it’s called nutrition. Learn which foods cause aches and pains and which foods reduce inflammation. Make simple nutrition changes to manage your pain.

About the presenting organization

For more information about the organization that is supplying the presenters, visit Nutritional Weight and Wellness. This organization also hosts a live radio program on Saturdays from 8 to 9 a.m. on FM107.1. The program is hosted by licensed nutritionist Darlene Kvist and discusses how food choices can affect energy, focus, moods and overall health. (The program is also rebroadcast at 6 p.m. on Sundays.)

Published Mar 28, 2012