Nutrition Pair participated in the first annual Health and Wellness Fair this past Wednesday April 23rd at the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base. We were one of 50 exhibitors at the fair which was organized by the MWR (Morale, Well-Being and Recreation) segment at the Coast Guard Support Center. Per Tony Buero, Director of MWR, the goal was to provide education on the six wellness dimensions of the MWR Program:
• Environmental/Planetary Wellness
Our goal as Registered Dietitians was to educate attendees about how making good food choices can prevent or control chronic diseases, such as diabetes or hypertension. John and I enjoyed meeting and speaking with many the active duty, civilian and contract employees that visited us. We answered many questions about ways in which they can improve their diets or lose weight. However, much of the advice which we provided was related to sports nutrition (we met lots of runners!) or feeding children a healthy diet.
Overall, it was a great experience. We plan to participate in the Health and Wellness Fair again next year.
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