The Food For Life cooking class is a referral option of the Richland Medical Center’s Nutrition Prescription program. Patients are referred by their Physician to the clinic’s Health Educator who then works with the patient to determine the best options for the behavior changes the patient is ready to make. The Food for Life class is one option among many throughout the community including; Weight Watchers, Diabetes Education Classes, Symons Rec Center, and many more.
Dr. Neil Bard and Dr. Christine Richards are teaching the Food for Life Cooking Class. Both are Family Physicians at the Richland Medical Center who have a passion for healthy and delicious meals.
The class teaches how what you eat affects your health. You will learn how to build a healthy plate so you can be stronger, feel better and live longer. Learning to build a healthy plate is not a DIET. It is a way to help you create a change in how you and your family think about food. You will learn skills in class so you can cook and eat healthy at home. Maybe you will lose some weight too!
The class is one part of the Wisconsin Partnership Program grant received by Richland County Public Health in April of 2013. A strong evaluation is being conducted to measure behavior change in class participants, the nutrition prescription process implemented by the Richland Medical Center and the curriculum used during the class.