Individual appointments for our Healthy Lifestyle program are available to the clients of the Family Health Team’s collaborating physicians. Individual sessions or education programs can be offered according to need. Examples of patient situations suitable for referral are:
- Poor nutrition during pregnancy and related weight changes
- Gastro Intestinal problems such as Celiac, Crohn’s, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Diverticulitis
- Food hypersensitivity
- Protein calorie malnutrition
- Hypoglycemia and other conditions suitable for treatment through diet.
- A referral from your physician or health care provider is required.
Date: Thursday Evenings
Duration: 1 hour Session
Location: Upper Grand FHT – 143 Metcalfe Street Elora
The focus is on lifestyle changes to help you reach and maintain a healthy body weight and prevent associated chronic diseases (Diabetes, Heart Disease, Hypertension etc.) The program is led by dietitians with an introduction to nutrition basics, including understanding calories and where they come from; difference in carbohydrates, fats and proteins and how to manage their intake; making healthy choices; managing eating out; understanding your daily calorie and fat intake targets in addition to many other topics. There are several sessions on healthy activity and how to manage barriers to increasing your activity taught by a Kinesiologist.
- No Referral Needed
- Participants must be 18 years or older to attend
Let's Get Cooking
Date: 4th Tuesday from April – December
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Location: Legion in Elora – 110 Metcalfe St, Elora
Learn to eat for optimal health. Nutritional information and recipes to manage blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes. We offer series of 8 classes on various topics which are open to all ages.
These sessions are designed to help you adopt food choices to help improve your health. The focus is on learning how to use more whole grains, less salt, and increase use of beans, lentils and vegetables in an economical manner.
Duration: 4 weeks
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Upper Grand FHT – 143 Metcalfe Street Elora.
This is a 4 week program to help you understand and overcome emotional eating and gain behavioral strategies to manage problematic eating. Participants come to this class with a clear understanding of what healthy eating looks like but are struggling with problematic eating that feels “out of control.” You may have repeatedly lost and regained weight over the years, tried various weight loss regimes, may or may not be considering bariatric surgery or may have had weight loss surgery and are beginning to struggle again.
NOTE: If you are in the medical bariatric program, we suggest you either complete Craving Change well before or upon completion of the bariatric program.
Cost: $8.00 (one time fee) This workshop is offered 3 times a year, please click on ‘Register Now’ to view the upcoming class(s).