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TODAY news for Thursday, May 5, 2005

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Nutrition class at Drayson Center offers recipes, meals

Jana Bowen, RD
Jana Bowen, RD, inspects some fresh beets, an excellent and often overlooked source of vitamins and minerals.
Some may not be aware that Loma Linda University Drayson Center has its own registered dietitian on staff.

Jana Bowen, RD, a graduate of the School of Allied Health Professions nutrition and dietetics program, provides both individual nutritional counseling and nutrition classes for those interested in improving their personal health and eating habits.

On May 3, she will begin her second “Spring Nutrition Class,” a six-week series which meets Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Drayson Center.

“This class not only provides a demonstration of delicious and easily prepared cuisine,” she says, “but no one in the class will go away hungry—a full meal is included.”

Class size is limited to 20 individuals and is expected to fill quickly.

“The class includes a screening of anthropometric measurements,” Ms. Bowen continues. “We determine your body-mass index (BMI) and percentage of body fat, as well as some other measurements.”

In addition, Ms. Bowen discusses weight management, eating for exercise, carbohydrate and protein balance, “healthy” fats, diet fads and food trends, healthy choices for eating out, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.

At less than $30 for an hour and a half—not much more than it costs you to eat out once or twice—this class is a great value.

“Gradually improving your diet, paired with regular exercise, is the best way to maintain healthy changes for a lifetime,” Ms. Bowen suggests. “This class could be your first step toward a better life.”

The six-week course fee is $165 for Drayson Center members and $198 for non-members.

For more information or to sign up for the Spring Nutrition Class, call (909) 558-8690 or stop by the Drayson Center wellness office.

TODAY news for Thursday, May 5, 2005