Sunday, November 15, 2015

Diabetes Awareness Month - and a SECRET!!

November National Diabetes Month Images

According to the American Diabetes Association:

  • Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
  • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
  • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.

This year's slogan is " Eat Well, America and Stop Diabetes".
But knowing what to eat can be confusing. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isn't good for you. 

Fortunately, local readers have a Secret Weapon right in their own neighborhood grocery store! Did you know that the Publix @ Winthrop Town Center has an in-house Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?  Along with tons of FREE classes, you can also attend private sessions  for paid services such as meal planning, nutrition counseling and even personal shopping assistance.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Stolarz at her office in the Publix, and was impressed with her knowledge and desire to help people learn how to eat, snack and shop in ways that support wellness!

Free classes are coming up soon with info on Thanksgiving for Diabetes and Diabetes Nutrition updates. Check out the full schedule on the website here   and learn more about Publix Dietitian Services here. Call your in-store Dietitian Nutritionist, Jamie Stolarz for more info @ 813-684-3039.