October 01, 2013

When it comes to good health, what we eat is just as important as how often we exercise. That’s why the Y is in the diet and nutrition business. And we’re “digging” deeper every day.

Many of our Ys feature onsite Farmers Markets that make it easy for members to enjoy freshly picked, locally grown fruits and vegetables. At the Oviedo YMCA Wellness Center, where diet and nutrition are a major focus, they’re even hosting a community garden and Good Eats Club where members share their favorite healthy dishes.

All are led by registered dietician Kim Letts, who also provides weekly workshops, weight-loss programs and one-on-one counseling sessions to help people plan meals around their specific needs.

“Nutrition is a key component in preventing chronic disease,” Lett said. “And the Y’s prevention-focused, personalized programs are crucial in helping members reach their Healthy Living goals.”