OCHD Offering Free Diabetes Program At WalMart

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  OCEAN COUNTY – Learn how to shop healthy on a budget with the Ocean County Health Department Diabetes Prevention and Control Program! The OCHD is offering How to Shop Healthy on a Budget With a Registered Dietitian with three free sessions at area Walmart stores.

  The program schedule is as follows:

  • January 27, 2020 1-3 p.m. at Walmart on Rt. 88 in Brick.
  • February 19, 2020 1-3 p.m. at Walmart on U.S. 9 in Lanoka Harbor.
  • March 23, 2020 1-3 p.m. at Walmart on U.S 9 in Little Egg Harbor Township.

  The program will begin with a food demonstration from 1-2 p.m. and then a guided fgrocery tour from 2-3 p.m. The event will also offer flu and pneumonia vaccinations, chronic disease screenings and WIC certifications.

  “The Ocean County Health Department is excited about this new program and we are encouraging residents, especially those with diabetes, to spend some time with our professionals and learn more about the benefits of shopping and eating healthy while staying within your budget constraints,” said Freeholder Gerry P. Little, Liaison to the Ocean County Board of Health. ‘You’ll be surprised just how much more there is to learn from these free educational programs whether you’re shopping for a family or just yourself.”

  The program will not only help you shop smart, but registered dieticians will stimulate your taste buds by cooking up a few delicious menu ideas to demonstrate just how tasty these healthy dishes can be and so easy to prepare.

  “We want people to understand that eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive. Additionally, healthy meals don’t have to be tasteless and really can be delicious without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen preparing,” said Daniel Regenye, Ocean County Health Department Public Health Coordinator. “It’s not easy for diabetics, they have many challenges when trying to come up with smart choices and still enjoy what they are eating.”

  For more information, visit the Ocean County Health Department website at ochd.org.