Diabetes Support Will Discuss 'MyPlate Method' of Nutrition

Humboldt General Hospital’s Diabetes Support Group will discuss the “MyPlate Method” of nutrition this week.

The group will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the hospital’s Sonoma conference room; Humboldt General Hospital Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero will facilitate the evening’s discussion.

The Diabetes Support Group is open to people with diabetes, prediabetes, caregivers and those who are interested in preventing diabetes; there is no charge to attend, and all ages are welcome.

Lucero said the “MyPlate Method” was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture as a way to help people find their own healthy eating style and build it throughout their lifetimes.

Lucero said Wednesday’s discussion will focus on the variety, amount and nutrition of food. She will also discuss how to choose foods and beverages with less saturated fat, sodium and added sugars, how to start with small changes to build a healthier eating style, and how to support healthy eating for everyone.

“Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors,” said Lucero, “like our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time.”

“All our food and beverage choices count,” she added, “so it’s very important to have good nutrition information so we know how to choose wisely.”

The Diabetes Support Group is open to people of all ages; there is no charge to attend.

For more information, please email HGH Wellness Coordinator Billie Lucero at lucerob@hghospital.org or call (775) 623-5222, ext. 1297.