It Works

  • $2.75

    saved in medical care and lost productivity costs for every $1 spent on Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less

  • 16%

    of participants bring their blood pressure within normal range

  • 70%

    of participants have maintained or lost even more weight six months after classes ended

Articles & Ideas

5 Healthy Habits to Improve the Quality of Your Sleep
Instant Pot Mexican Quinoa
How Practicing Gratitude May Benefit Your Health
Small Steps, Bright Future Campaign Aims to Reduce Risk of Stroke in NC

We spend a third of lives sleeping. The recommended 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night is required for refreshing our mind. Neuroscientists have discovered that it is in our sleep that our brain’s specialized networks called the glymphatic system work hard to clear the waste products called the Amyloid B proteins. The rapid clearance… Continue reading »

Quinoa is a whole grain that provides complete protein along with other nutrients. It is a great addition to a healthy eating pattern but many people are not familiar with this super food or may not know how to cook it. The recipe below is one of my favorite ways to cook quinoa. It is… Continue reading »

DID YOU KNOW? Being GRATEFUL has many health benefits. According to a recent study practicing gratitude everyday may help you sleep better, lower your body aches and pains and help you have healthier hearts. According to Harvard Medical School, Gratitude is “a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude,… Continue reading »

After decades of decline, stroke deaths have begun rising in adults 35 and older in North Carolina. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the state. Small Steps, Bright Future, a North Carolina Stroke Advisory Council Prevention Campaign, focuses on preventing stroke among African Americans… Continue reading »

A Dietitian’s Guide to Popular Diets
The Best Sparkling Water Flavors
Quick Breakfast: Healthy Muffin Pan Quiche
“By the end of the program, I was healthier, wiser and a happier person.” – John

Paleo?  Keto?  Blood type diet?   It seems like every week, a different popular diet trend emerges.  As a dietitian, I receive many questions from program participants, family, and friends about how I feel about the newest diet fad.  Luckily, there are two questions that many dietitians and I ask to determine if a diet is… Continue reading »

Sparkling water has been on the rise in recent years, with more brands and more flavors popping up all the time. Sparkling water is a great alternative to soda, as it is bubbly and refreshing without any added sugar or artificial sweeteners. However, make sure to double check the label of your sparking water as… Continue reading »

For the past few years, I have been making numerous variations of muffin pan quiches. It originated from Eating Well’s Mini Mushroom and Sausage Quiche recipe (which was featured in the Holiday Challenge), but I found that I started throwing in my own vegetable combinations and more often than not opted for a vegetarian option… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a recent Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less participant, John. John shares his (and his wife’s!) experience with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less. Way to go, John!   “Eat Smart Move More Weigh Less….wow. I went to put a pair of pants on and really struggled getting them buttoned.… Continue reading »