FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness

Health & Nutrition Classes

Packing A Healthy Lunch – Bento Style
Thursday, August 14th  •  5:30  •  Free to members and community
Inspired by the traditional Japanese style, which combines balance and variety with visual appeal and petite portions, packing a bento lunch can be almost as fun to prepare as it is to unpack and enjoy.  Learn how to use this style to put together a wholesome, nutritious lunch for kids and adults.

Eating for Eye Health
Thursday, August 28th  •  11:00  •  Free to members and community
Eyes are indeed the windows to your health. In fact, poor diet and nutritional deficiencies have been linked to numerous eye problems associated with aging and chronic disease (cataracts and glaucoma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease). As such, it's important to incorporate good nutrition for the maintenance of optimal eye health in order to reduce your risk of developing preventable vision problems. Learn how to eat to protect your vision.

Nutrition for Healthy Aging
Thursday, September 11th  •  11:00  •  Free to members and community
No matter our age, one desire we all share is to feel good and stay healthy so we can live independently and enjoy life.  Maintaining a nutrient-dense diet is critically important for older adults to help navigate some of the challenges associated with aging, such as bone health, weight management, digestive health, and loss of appetite.  Learn nutrition strategies to enhance and maintain your quality of life.

Spiralize!  Turn Veggies Into Pasta
Tuesday, September 23rd  •  5:30  •  $10 members/$15 non-member  •  Register by Sept 19th to reserve your spot!
Spiralized vegetable “pasta” is naturally gluten-free, allergy-friendly, vegan/vegetarian, paleo, low-carb, and good-for-your-health-friendly.  It’s fast, easy, nutritious and filling.  Demonstration and sampling of zucchini and yellow squash pasta 2 ways:  with cashew cream non-dairy “alfredo” sauce and a simple garden fresh red sauce.
Guest presenter:  professional chef and food writer Sueson Vess of specialeats.com

All programs will be held at the FirstHealth Health & Fitness-Pinehurst located at 170 Memorial Drive.

For more information or to register for one of the classes, call (910) 715-1800.

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