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Jerrel Bushel

Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I started Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes in July 2020. I had gained so much weight my clothes had gotten too small for me. I had to start buying new clothes in the beginning of 2020 so I could have something to wear. This program helped me learn how to eat better and what I should be eating to lose weight. I started trying different foods,… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes was absolutely the best health class I ever took.  By making relatively simple changes to my diet and lifestyle, I was able to lose 10% of my initial body weight over the course of the year.  Our instructor was just fantastic.  She was knowledgeable, supportive, and made the classes fun – they were the highlight of my week!  I continue to… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I am eating more vegetables and fruit, which improves my overall health. I’m walking more, my metabolism is better, and I lost inches from my waist. Learning to judge which foods and lifestyle changes are best for me and my health has been invaluable. – Arlene, an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant You may also enjoy: “I lost 28 lbs., reducing my BMI by more… Continue reading »

Earth Day 2021 is here!  Every year Earth Day falls on April 22nd and is recognized globally as a day to take action by changing human behavior, while also creating local, national, and global policy changes. Although this specific day is dedicated to the awareness of a transformational change that is needed in our world, it is important to carry this awareness throughout the year, as change cannot happen overnight.  Earth Day is primarily led by EARTHDAY.ORG with the mission… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I’m sad that my year with Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes has come to an end today. What a life-changing year it has been. In the midst of a global pandemic, this program helped me to manage the stress and isolation, and instead of gaining weight, as I feared that I would, I lost 28 lbs., reducing my BMI by more than 5 points, and shedding… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: “I’ve gotten so many great tips from the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes lessons and from our instructor, Heather. The one tip that really worked best for me is “The first bite tastes best.” Now, I cut up one cookie into six bite-sized pieces. I store it in the freezer. When I want to indulge myself, I take one piece and SAVOR it. Knowing that the… Continue reading »

With Zoom fatigue kicking in, my family, friends and I have been searching for new ways to stay connected virtually without too much planning needed. One thing that we all have in common is our love for movies and shows, and we enjoy talking about our favorites. One cool feature that my friends and I have been using recently is Netflix and the Teleparty extension on Google Chrome.  The Teleparty extension, also available on HBO, Hulu, and Disney+, allows for… Continue reading »

September 12th is Mindfulness Day. Mindfulness is a key component of the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less and Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes programs. Take a moment today or this week to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is simply defined as being present in any particular moment. To go deeper, it involves being conscious and accepting of one’s thoughts, feelings, and emotions during the moment. Mindfulness has been studied and practiced around the world to show the benefits in everyday… Continue reading »

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and what better way to celebrate than National Waffle Day. #NationalWaffleDay falls on Monday, August 24th, and celebrates the anniversary of the very first waffle iron patent issued.  For you to celebrate, we share a favorite banana oat waffle recipe. Oats contain beta-glucan fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and strengthen the immune system. These waffles pair great with fresh fruits and a drizzle of honey for sweetness. This recipe is from… Continue reading »