Classes

Christie, RD Teaching Class

It can be challenging to figure out what’s true in all the conflicting information out there about nutrition and health.  There’s so much inaccurate – or unrealistic – advice circulating in media and advertising!  If your business or organization is looking for interactive, practical lunch and learn programs to offer at the worksite, let the expert dietitians at Christie, RD, help.  We don’t lecture from behind a podium, we create fun, engaging programs that help educate and empower busy, working employees to make realistic changes in their nutrition—changes that will reduce their risk of disease and lower medical expenses.

Request an individual class program on one of the topics below, or get in touch to customize a presentation just for your workplace.

Cholesterol Reduction

Unhealthy cholesterol levels are a serious risk factor for heart disease, which is the number one killer of Americans: that’s the bad news. The good news is that elevated cholesterol levels can be prevented and/or lowered with a healthy diet. In this class, we explain what cholesterol is, describes the risks and problems associated with high cholesterol, and show you the steps to manage blood cholesterol levels. You’ll learn how to read food labels and make smart changes to your eating habits that will benefit not just your cholesterol levels but your whole body!

Blood Pressure Reduction

Although high blood pressure cannot be cured, it can be controlled. In this class, you’ll find out accurate information about high blood pressure, learn current recommendations for controlling your blood pressure, and take away a list of actions you can take to lower and manage your blood pressure. We will discuss what lifestyle changes you can make to improve your overall health (and better control your blood pressure along the way!). You will learn the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, get advice about healthy diet and exercise habits, and discover how to manage your stress.

Weight Loss

Everybody knows that being above their ideal weight is not healthy and puts them at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other health problems. But knowing this doesn’t make weight loss any easier, does it? In this class, we will cover strategies for making lifestyle changes that help you lose weight slowly and safely—the only way to make lasting weight changes. You’ll learn healthy eating habits, the importance of exercise, and behavior modification. You will also learn why fad diets don’t work, how to eat out and still eat healthy, how to modify your favorite recipes, and what the best stress-management tools are.

Confused About Calcium

Got milk? This class will answer your questions about your calcium needs, help you understand which calcium supplements are the best, and give you tips on how to take calcium supplements, and show you new ways to obtain calcium from your diet.  We will teach strategies on making smart food choices to help bodies build and maintain strong bones throughout life, whether you’re feeding a young family or dealing with Baby Boomer health concerns.

Facts on Fad Diets: The Skinny on Dieting

Did you know that $40 billion per year is spent in the U.S. diet industry, yet the percentage of overweight Americans is increasing? Do you know how to recognize a fad diet? In this class, we will discuss some of the most popular fad diets, such as Sugar Busters®, The Zone®, Dean Ornish Diet®, the “grapefruit diet” (a.k.a. the “Hollywood Diet”), Atkins®, and Blood Type Diet®. You will learn the premise behind each diet, find out what’s wrong with each one, and understand the negative health implications associated with fad diets.

Eating Smart: How to Eat to Lower Your Risk for Cancer

Mom always said to eat your fruit and vegetables. This class, taught by Christie, RD, dietitian will review the relationship between what you eat and your risk of developing certain types of cancer. You’ll learn eating habits that may help lower your risk for certain cancers, and you’ll find out how you can control one of your most significant risk factors for developing cancer.

Fit Kids

Is my child overweight? Is he/she at risk for being obese as an adult? What do I do if my child will only eat macaroni and cheese? In this class, you’ll learn practical, effective ways to incorporate good nutrition (and healthy variety) in your child’s meals.

Gearing up for the Holidays

In this class, we share our best strategies for enjoying the holidays without starting the New Year “ahead” on the scales. You’ll get tips for party-going, maintaining your weight during the holidays, and healthy (and tasty) modifications to your favorite holiday recipes.

Eating for a Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S. However, through good daily nutrition habits, you can decrease your risk for heart disease. We will cover the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, offer strategies for limiting fat and sodium in your diet, show you ways to increase fiber and fresh foods in your day, and teach you how to shop smart in the grocery store.

Eating Healthy and Lovin’ It

Does the saying “eating healthy” confuse you? In this class, we will introduce you to “MyPlate” and show you how to make it your guide to eating healthy. You will learn what a reasonable serving size is for each food group and find out how to make the most of the foods you select. You will also learn how to make your meals healthier by modifying the recipes you already love to make them lower in fat.

Keeping It Low While on the Go

Do you eat more meals away from home than you do at home? Most Americans do! In this class, we will teach you how to eat healthy even when you are on the go. You will learn tips for ordering healthy selections at most fast food restaurants and discover which menu items are better choices. You will also learn how to pack healthy meals and snacks for when you are away from home.

Resolution Reality

Do you make the same New Year’s Resolution each year, because you were not able to keep your resolution from the year before? We will teach you how to make a realistic New Year’s resolution, show you the steps you can take to achieve that goal, and help you understand the strategies to maintain your goal. Start off the next New Year in a healthy way!

Label Literate

This class, we will help you understand food labels and become more label literate. You will learn what to focus on when looking at a food label, how to navigate the elements of a food label, and how to determine if the food is a healthy selection. This hands-on class will teach you everything you need to know to get smart about buying packaged and canned foods.

Snack on This

Are you a snacker? It’s not necessarily a bad thing—most nutritionists and doctors suggest eating five times a day! In this class, we will teach you how to make the most out of your between-meal eating opportunities. You will learn the importance of healthy snacking, how to prepare foods that will serve as “mini meals,” and get guidance on how to select healthy snacks, whether you are at home or away.

What’s for Dinner?

Have you ever heard of substituting applesauce for oil in your recipes? In this class, you will learn more about this tip, plus discover many more ways to change your recipes to make them low fat. You’ll find out exactly how many fat grams and calories do save yourself by selecting low-fat food items, and discover new ways to control your caloric intake while in the kitchen.

Contact Us To sign up for a class