UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown Offers Free “Ask a Dietitian” Event on March 25
March is National Nutrition Month, a great time for people of all ages to think about how their food choices affect their health. However, the sheer amount of information posted online, aired on television and printed in newspapers and magazines can seem overwhelming – especially for those who have health conditions that are impacted by certain foods or eating habits.
In addition to diabetes, many health risks and diseases are associated with diet; for example, cancer and heart disease. Wouldn’t it be helpful to talk “one-on-one” with a professional dietitian about your particular health concerns – for example, weight reduction, high cholesterol, gluten sensitivity, gastro-intestinal issues and bariatric surgery?
“Ask a Dietitian,” a special event scheduled for Wednesday, March 25 at the Kent County Library in Chestertown, provides that opportunity, free of charge. To talk with a dietitian about nutritional aspects of your health issues, visit library, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., or call 410-490-3128 to ask your questions by phone. Dietitians will be on hand to provide general nutrition information and address specific issues.
Says Mary King, RD, CDE, nutrition services coordinator for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, “We are hoping that this event will attract a strong turnout in person and on the phones, and we are looking forward to talking to people of all ages about their health and dietary concerns so we can help them make positive food choices to improve their lives.”
Photo: Mary King, RD, CDE, Nutrition Services Coordinator for UM Shore Medical Center at Chestertown, is one of three dietitians who will be available to talk one-on-one with attendees at the Ask a Dietitian event, March 25 at UM SMC at Chestertown.