(SPRING HILL, FLORIDA) – Looking for help making healthier diet and exercise choices? The Hernando County Public Library System, the Hernando County Department of Health, and the Hernando County Community Health Improvement Plan Partnership (CHIPP) are teaming up to offer local residents free, one-on-one nutrition education sessions with a trained nutrition professional. The goal of this project is to empower local residents to make healthier food and exercise choices and to reduce the prevalence of diseases in our community that can result from unhealthy body weights.
The 45 minute individual nutrition sessions are being offered free of charge through grant funding provided by the Florida Department of Health. The Healthy Weight project begins April 9 and will run until September 10. Appointments will be offered on Wednesdays on a first come, first served basis. The nutritionists will rotate between the Hernando County Public Libraries and the YMCA to increase access to all residents.
The Healthy Weight project kicks off with a presentation on Wednesday, April 2 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Spring Hill Branch Library, located at 9220 Spring Hill Drive. During this kickoff event, basic information about the project, good nutrition, and the resources that nutritionists will be using in their one-on-one sessions will be presented. Appointments for the individual sessions can be scheduled at this event.
For more information, call (352) 754-4043 or visit the library’s website at http://www.hernandocountylibrary.us