PeaceHealth Southwest launches nutrition video series

8/29/2014

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Vancouver Public Schools are kicking off the school year right with a series of healthy lifestyle videos.

The video series, Countdown to a Healthy Lifestyle, offers students, parents and teachers useful tips and recipes to help families make healthy choices. The videos are also coupled with online educational resources. Watch the videos here.

“Back-to-school season is often the perfect time to tune-up and make some healthier choices,” said Jendy Newman, a dietician and diabetes educator at PeaceHealth Southwest.

“We’re seeing more kids with prediabetes and diabetes at younger ages,” she said. “With the help of the school district, we’re trying to raise awareness that there’s something you can do right now as a family to prevent this condition.”

The six videos feature Newman, along with students and instructors from Fort Vancouver High School’s culinary arts program. The project was funded by a grant from the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation.

For more information, or to request curriculum materials, email Jendy Newman, or call 360-514-3475.