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Free information sessions aim to help Sunshine Coast seniors make healthy choices.

Sunshine Coast seniors will be able to start the new year on a healthy note with a series of free healthy eating information sessions being hosted by Stockland’s Birtinya Retirement Village.

Run by qualified local nutritionist and dietitian Jody Pollard from Total Nutrition Dietitian, four one-hour sessions will be held over a six-week period starting on February 6.

The sessions will cover topics such as healthy eating on a budget and understanding food labels and will include food tastings and handouts.

Stockland Retirement Living regional development manager Pauline Barton says the sessions will provide valuable information and advice to local seniors looking to improve their health and wellbeing.

“These free sessions are aimed at providing some clear advice on good eating habits for people in their older years as well as how to make easy changes to your diet,” Ms Barton says.

Ms Pollard says each session will include a fun and interactive presentation on healthy eating and include a recipe demonstration and tasting to show participants simple ways of creating healthy dishes.

“The sessions are all about presenting dietary information that’s easy to understand and can be incorporated into your daily eating habits.

“It’s not about cutting out everything that you like. My aim with all my clients is to make it easy for people to eat well and make wise choices for themselves and their family by introducing healthy foods into their diet and showing how to create dishes within their budget and to their own personal taste.”

The sessions will be held from 10am at the Birtinya Retirement Village sales centre, on the corner of Birtinya Boulevard and Lake Kawana Boulevard, starting on February 6 with Healthy Habits: Making Healthy Food Changes. Registration is essential. Phone 0439 465 612.

 

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