March is National Nutrition Month – and Kennedy Has You Covered!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Programs for National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a national nutrition education and information campaign designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

The Kennedy Health System has new programs – both group and one-on-one offerings -- that will help you reach your personal health goals – in a fun, supportive environment.

The Kennedy Health System and Sodexo are offering “Create Your Weight,” a 12-week adult weight management program, developed and taught by Registered Dietitians and based on guidelines from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which sponsors National Nutrition Month.

Create Your Weight Adult Weight Management Program encompasses nutrition education, physical activity and the role of behavioral therapy in weight reduction and weight management. This educational program provides participants with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully manage their weight forever simply by making better choices. Nutrition education includes:

  • basic nutrition components
  • calorie composition
  • food portions
  • supplements
  • food preparation
  • dining out
  • food labels
  • shopping tip

The program’s physical activity module addresses the role of exercise and physical activity in weight reduction and weight management.  Lastly, the behavior modification module focuses on personal awareness, behavior chains and our relationship to food.

After the 12-week weight loss program, participants may continue their weight management goals in the “Create Your Weight Phase Two” program. These monthly sessions address the “hot topics” in nutrition, exercise and behavior modification to keep you on track!

Register Now for a Free Introductory Session on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 6:30 PM
Kennedy University Hospital – Stratford 3rd Floor Conference Room 18 East Laurel Rd.

The Kennedy Health System also offers a comprehensive Nutritional Counseling program, which provides one-on-one consultation to children or adults either referred by their physician or taking steps on their own to improve their health. Nutritional Counseling is offered by trained Registered Dietitians at Kennedy’s Diabetes Control locations in Cherry Hill, Somerdale and Washington Township, NJ, by appointment.

This program provides support for:

  • Weight loss and maintenance
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy and nutrition
  • Sports nutrition
  • Gastro-intestinal disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Oncology
  • Healthier eating

Since each client’s health needs and concerns are different, Kennedy’s Nutritional Counseling program provides an individual, highly personalized plan for each client. Nutrition instruction and recommended lifestyle changes are provided by a Registered Dietitian, who provides:

  • An analysis of current diet
  • An assessment of nutritional needs
  • Identification of achievable goals
  • Development of a nutrition plan tailored to individual lifestyle and preferences.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 856-218-5732.