Dieticians to educate the public

Published 9:15 am Friday, March 18, 2011

A free program, “Meet the Dietitian” is scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at HealthReach, 1705 S.E. Broadway Ave., Albert Lea. The topic has been expanded to include information on meal planning on a budget for those with and without diabetes.

Sponsored by Albert Lea Medical Center and District 241, the session will be presented by Denise Arnold, a registered dietitian at ALMC.

Arnold will be available to answer questions after the presentation. Please register to ensure adequate seating and handout availability by calling 379-2046.

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Albert Lea Medical Center Dietitian Becky Goodell will be giving a free tour of Nelson’s Grocery Store from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Participants will sample healthy foods, learn how to read labels, and learn how to choose heart-healthy foods, nutrient-rich foods, and foods appropriate for diabetic diets.

Tours are limited to 10 people. Call ALMC’s Patient Education department at 507-379-2046 for more information and to register.