Jan 19, 2023
As part of our community health partnership with Valley Health, our conversation this month focused on setting healthy intentions in 2023. Joining me was Tracy Mitchell, MS, CHES® Director, Wellness Services & Risk Reduction and Katherine Sellors, RD, LDN, clinical dietitian, Wellness Services.
They explained their roles at Wellness Services, how they engage with VHS employees and the community.We discussed making healthy lifestyle changes and why declaring “New Year Resolutions” may not lead to success. Tracy explained the value and process for setting SMART goals and that the process begins with understanding your own experience and motivations.
We also discussed the importance of knowing what hasn't worked and why. Katherine explained how food journals work and why they're an important tool to dietary changes.
Valley Health Wellness Services offers two programs for nutrition counseling:
Information for both may be found at: https://www.valleyhealthlink.com/our-services/outpatient-nutrition-services/
MyPlate (https://www.myplate.gov/ )
American Heart Association/Healthy Living (https://www.heart.org/en/healthy-living)
American Diabetes Association (https://diabetes.org/)