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While research studies show a strong link between good nutrition and health, 6 in 10 American adults have at least one diet-related chronic disease, according to USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Poor eating habits can dramatically reduce productivity and cause fatigue, a particular concern for employees in industry or transportation.

“While people often realize that they should be eating healthier, they may not realize how much poor eating habits can contribute to chronic disease,” says Kate Watts, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with Cone Health.

“When we empower people to make healthier food choices and give them strategies to achieve nutritional goals that fit their busy lives, we can improve their quality of life and well-being,” adds Watts.

To encourage healthy eating habits, Cone Health offers many virtual options, including:

Listening and learning programs: Register in advance for live online sessions on a wide range of topics, including Food & Wellness hosted by Watts on May 26. Discover how nutrition promotes well-being and tips for integrating balanced meals into daily life.

Virtual Cooking Classes: If you want to eat healthier, but need fresh ideas on what to cook, sign up to join our team of chefs and registered dietitians. Each month they show how to make delicious and nutritious recipes. Plus, they offer helpful tips to help you feel comfortable and confident in the kitchen.

Live Well Nutrition Series: Basic principles of good living: to help you reach your nutritional goals is a virtual program that helps you be healthier through better nutrition. In this 3-part series, learn about food and nutrition, physical activity, self-motivation, and celebrating success. Prior registration is required.

To learn more about Cone Health’s virtual employee health and wellness offerings, call Jacqueline Heyward at (336) 832-7315.