March 2019 Topic
Modern-day healthy food preparation comes in many forms. It ranges from the do-it-ALL-yourself to having meals to complement your health delivered to your doorstep.
For this months meeting, these options were broken into 4 main groups: healthier diets, commercial weight loss plans, meal delivery kits, and fully prepared meals. But first, attendees completed a short survey and facts about food preparation and costs were discussed.
The group reviewed the pros and cons of healthier diets like the Mediterranean, DASH, TLC, and Volumetrics as approaches to meal planning. The structure, types of food and cost of Commercial Weight Loss Plans were compared. Meal Delivery Kits were considered for the types of foods they offered, the cost per serving and the time to prepare the meals. And finally, the cost and options of fully prepared “store and eat” meal delivery options in the Boston area were reviewed.
Dedham Health & Athletic Complex offers a monthly Diabetes Forum & Support Group meeting. It is held on the 3rdWednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11: 00 am in the Dedham Health Theater.
This is FREE and open to everyone in the community. Join us to learn and discuss topics related to prediabetes, diabetes and healthier lifestyle choices. The group is led by Cathy Mullooly, MS, CEP, CDE. Contact her at [email protected] with any questions or for more information.
-Cathy M., MS, CEP, CDE