Healthy Eating in the Winter

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Staying healthy during the winter starts with what you eat. News 13’s Landon Harrar shows us a Fremont county class designed to help you learn the best options for you and your families’ health.
Real food classes teach you easy and yummy ways to stay healthy.
“The real food program is designed to help people cut down on the amount of processed food they eat, so we do that by teaching about nutrition, about reading food labels, about menu planning then we also do a lot of hands on cooking.” - Laura Balis, Nutrition Educator
“Real food class is a great platform to take nice easy steps, nice real steps, you can just go to your local grocery store and find these same ingredients and bring them right home and cook a healthy meal for your family.” - Penny Fahey, Fremont County Wellness Program Coordinator
It can be difficult to stay active and eat fresh food during the winter months.
“it is a great time in the winter, people might be less active in the winter so it’s a good time to focus on their diet, and then we also get people who make new year’s resolutions, sometimes they want to make quick easy changes so hopefully we can encourage them to make lasting lifestyle changes.”
“We are constantly having people come in, get salads, order salads, you always see a little spike in January and then in the summer when it starts getting warm.” - Inga Tyra, Co-Owner Roasted Bean Cuisine
Cutting processed foods from your diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke; plus it'll help you feel better about yourself.
“High rates of obesity, heart disease, diabetes these are all health problems that we’re seeing more and more, so by looking at your diet and trying to eat less processed food it’s a great way to try and prevent some of these health problems.”
“So when you eat healthier you feel better, that’s a big key that I think people want to feel better these days, and the chemicals drag you down and make you feel yucky and when you’re eating healthier and more whole foods you feel better, you feel better about yourself, you feel better about what you’re putting into yourself.”
Every class has a hands-on cooking segment using vegetables you’ve probably never picked off the shelves at the store.
Classes start Monday, they are once a week for five weeks from 5:30 to 7:30 and cost 25 dollars per person. If you are interested contact the university of Wyoming extension office in lander to register.