The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) helps people meet these goals. Studies have shown that many of today’s chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and cancer can be prevented through lifestyles which include good nutrition and regular physical activity. Through research-based programming, FCHS can provide practical tips and advice to help people of all ages live healthier and happier lives!
FCHS Announces a Monthly Healthy Lifestyles Support Group
AN APPLE A DAY
Do you ‘resolve’ to be healthier in the New Year? Do you struggle to maintain healthy eating and regular physical activity despite the best of intentions? Do you need a bit of motivation to help you overcome day to day barriers such as stress, work, and family?
You are invited to An Apple a Day, a free, monthly support group, where you can share successes and overcome challenges with adults with similar interests. Get resources and support to make healthier choices and achieve your wellness goals!
The sessions will meet at lunch time (12noon to 1pm) at the Route 12 County Complex, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Building #2, 314 State Route 12, Flemington and will be facilitated by Sandra Grenci, FCHS Educator and experienced Registered Dietitian. County employees and the public are welcome!
Do you have diabetes or pre-diabetes and need help in doing all of the things you need to do to improve your health? FCHS is offering free, ongoing discussion groups where you can talk to other people with similar health concerns, as well as learn more about managing your health. Groups meet one day each month at Flemington and Clinton locations.
FCHS Announces the 2018 Schedule of Diabetes Support Group Meetings:
Have you ever eaten when you were not hungry? Eaten in front of a screen such as a TV or computer without being aware of your meal? Have you ever over-eaten due to an emotional state such as excitement or stress? All of these are examples of “mindless eating”. But what does it mean to be mindful when we eat?
Mindfulness is a conscious awareness focusing on the present moment and state of the mind, body, and soul. Why is it important it be mindful when we eat? Mindfulness allows us to listen to our body’s hunger and fullness cues, to taste and truly enjoy our food, create a sense of balance, and develop wisdom about ourselves and our eating behaviors. Mindful eating can help control cravings, prevent overeating, and aid in properly nourishing our bodies.
Mindful eating isn’t something that happens over a day or two. It takes time, practice and effort. However, with enough determination, mindful eating can become second nature; an everyday occurrence at every meal. The art of mindfulness can positively alter not only eating habits, but other aspects in life such as stress management.
FCHS provides customized, educational programs for schools, work site groups, and community organization. Most programs are offered free or at a nominal charge, and can be conducted at your site or at our Route 12 location. Minimum enrollment may apply.
For more information or to schedule a program, please call 908-788-1342.
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