Healthy Diet



Top Tips to Kick off a Healthy Year

With the holiday season in the rear view mirror, it's time to look ahead and focus on your health goals for this year. Yes, we know: research says most people give up on their resolutions by the middle of January.

Why not make this year different? In addition to a brand new year, it's also the start of a new decade, so set yourself up for success with a few easy-to-follow health tips.

Healthy Cooking Demo

Join chef and dietitian, Shaun Segal, for a healthy cooking demonstration of recipes to help you look and feel your best in 2020!

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
Location: Virtua William G. Rohrer Center for HealthFitness Cafe, 2309 Evesham Road, Voorhees, NJ
Cost: $15/person

Register online or call 888-847-8823.

Eat Well and Be Well in 2020
Plant-based Lifestyle Program provides all the tools you need. 

Are you ready to jump-start your health for 2020? This six-week program can help you progress toward a plant-based diet, help you reduce inflammation, prevent heart disease, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol by focusing on healthy changes. Led by Virtua registered dietitian and plant-based diet expert Jessica Funchion, MS, RD, LDN, and cardiologist Steven Lederman, MD, the program includes cooking demonstrations and food tastings, as well as resources and materials. Registration required.

Date: Six consecutive Wednesdays, starting Jan. 22, 2020
Time: 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Virtua Health & Wellness Center - Moorestown, Room 304, 401 Young Ave., Moorestown, NJ
Cost: $199 due at time of booking (Virtua employees with Aetna benefits can submit for reimbursement after completion.)

Register online or call 888-847-8823.

Can't make it in January? Watch for new classes in Cherry Hill beginning on March 4!
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Ultra-Processed Foods May Fast Track You to Heart Trouble

TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 -- Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives, but if you opt for ultra-processed foods a lot, you may pick up something you don't want -- heart disease.

About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, a new study found. And the more calories that came from ultra-processed foods, the worse heart health was, the findings suggested.

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