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Community Wellness & Nutrition Events

Nutrition and Culinary Wellness

Are you interested in changing your diet and lifestyle, but not sure where to start? Join us for an empowering 6-week series focused on healthful culinary and nutrition practices! In an effort to promote wellness and prevent chronic disease, this series will include 3 cooking classes and 3 nutrition education classes. We intend to make healthy habits long lasting!

Registration is required as space is limited. Registration fee includes:

  • Expert advice from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • An interactive learning experience within our teaching kitchen
  • Participant resource binder
  • Recipes and food samples
  • Group Support and weekly reinforcement.

Week 1 Food For Fuel: : Nutrition is essential to help maintain overall health and wellness. We will explore creative ways to fuel a healthy body with good nutrition. We will also discuss how to avoid unhealthy ingredients that can contribute to chronic illness.

Week 2 Build a Better Breakfast: Jump-start your morning and your metabolism with a healthy breakfast! We will also discuss how to avoid unhealthy breakfast choices. Samples and recipes provided!

Week 3 Label Reading: Packaged foods can be loaded with excessive amounts of salt, sugar and fat. We will explore how to become more informed grocery shoppers. We will also discuss meal planning and how to shop with intention.

Week 4 Salads & Dressings: Salads are a great way to increase vegetables and they don’t have to be boring or tasteless. Let’s get creative with salads and homemade dressings!

Week 5 Mindful Eating: Break your dieting cycle with mindful eating. Many factors beyond hunger can impact what we eat. By practicing mindful eating, you will learn how to become more in-tune with your body and its response to food.

Week 6 Dinner in a Snap: Time is something we wish we all had more of, especially when it comes to fixing dinner. Today, we will learn how to combine both fresh and convenience items to make a fast, healthy and affordable evening meal.

Metro Way 5K & YMCA Youth Races

Join us virtually or in-person for the Metro Way 5K & YMCA Youth Races presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union. This family-friendly event exemplifies our enduring commitment to West Michigan. Even the name of the event, honoring our organization’s previous name, reflects our legacy of making a lasting difference in the health of our communities.

Your participation contributes to our community health and wellness programs, which connect people with free and low-cost health screens and services, fitness classes and education. You help patients and their families cope with chronic illness, teach health habits and promote safety.

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Painting Classes

Let your creative side shine as you are guided by step-by-step through painting a masterpiece! All supplies are provided, and you get to take your work of art home with you! Registration is limited and required.

Painting Classes

Let your creative side shine as you are guided by step-by-step through painting a masterpiece! All supplies are provided, and you get to take your work of art home with you! Registration is limited and required.

Painting Classes

Let your creative side shine as you are guided by step-by-step through painting a masterpiece! All supplies are provided, and you get to take your work of art home with you! Registration is limited and required.

Cooking for One

Join us as we discuss strategies when cooking for one person. We will review grocery store planning, cooking techniques and yummy recipes that may help maximize your grocery budget and yield smaller portions. We will serve a meal during the event. Registration is required.

In-Person Zumba!

Join us for an in person Zumba class! Even if you don’t know how to dance, this class is a great way to shimmy and shake and have a great time! Registration is required.

In-Person Zumba!

Join us for an in person Zumba class! Even if you don’t know how to dance, this class is a great way to shimmy and shake and have a great time! Registration is required.

Zumba – Virtual Class

Even if you don’t know how to dance, this class is a great way to shimmy and shake and have a great time! Enjoy this class in the comfort of your own home. Registration is required and a link to the class will be sent to the provided email address.

Community Blood Drive

Blood donors save lives! It’s easy, only takes about 45 minutes and you will feel good knowing you helped save a life. Snacks and beverages provided. Appointments preferred but walk-ins are welcome.