April 11, 2024
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop has been postponed.

Socioeconomic factors frequently act as an obstacle to healthy living. Increased living costs, transportation challenges, and lack of choice are all factors in the challenge that many Americans face when making decisions about nutrition and exercise. Unfortunately, this often means a further decline in both quality of life and overall life expectancy for many poorer Americans. Improving access to foods that support healthy diets and manage chronic illnesses is one method for addressing the disparities in health outcomes.

Join us at this workshop to learn how to:

  • Define the eight dimensions of wellness
  • Identify barriers to adopting healthful practices within the physical dimension of wellness
  • Understand why nutrition and exercise are important practices for preventative care and managing chronic disease
  • Learn about local policies and programs you can support that are aimed at developing sustainable solutions to food insecurity

This workshop will be helpful for anyone who works with community wellness programs like community gardens, food pantries, and soup kitchens, as well as those interested in learning more about and getting involved to promote wellness in our community despite socioeconomic status.

Carly Kessler, MPH, RDN, LDN is a Community Health Dietitian at LGH. She has three years of experience working in food access and healthcare access. Carly coordinates Fresh Express Columbia, a monthly food distribution, and collaborates with LGH Food Farmacy in helping Columbia residents get the nutrition support they need. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition and completed her master’s degree in Public Health – Nutrition. Her graduate research focused on healthcare access and nutrition outcomes of newborns in developing countries.

All sales are non-refundable.