Health Education and Wellness
550 S. Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120
On February 4, the IHCRC dietitians hosted a special luncheon for women at the IHCRC main facility in celebration of their efforts to make healthy lifestyle changes. For more information about health and wellness programs offered at IHCRC, please contact Kay Meek, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Dietitian at 918-382-2226. See more pictures from the Go Red Luncheon.
Registered Dietitian Day
On Registered Dietitian Day during National Nutrition Month - the American Dietetic Association reminds everyone that the best source of practical, affordable and accurate nutrition information is a registered dietitian. Registered Dietitian Day was created by ADA to increase awareness of Registered Dietitians (RDs) as the indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and to recognize their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives. Read more in the Winter 2011 Healthy Spirit.
Food for Life
Indian Health Care's "Food for Life" community food project celebrated its second anniversary on May 1, 2011. The Food for Life program addresses food security in northeast Oklahoma. The program takes a three-prong approach to food insecurity and food deserts - teaching moms and children how to cook and shop for healthy foods, installing and encouraging community gardens in neighborhoods and behind schools, and encouraging legislation to enhance food security.Read more: Food for Life.
Smoking Cessation Class
Are you a smoker? Need the help and support to quit? The Health and Wellness Department of IHCRC will be offering a six-week smoking cessation class. Classes will be held at IHCRC's Wellness Kitchen. For more information please contact Stacy Berg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-382-2228. This smoking cessation program tailored to the needs of Native American people. All ages participate in cessation programs, including youth, pregnant women, adults and elders. Native American families become healthier by reducing the exposure of babies, children and youth to second-hand smoke in the home and community, and by reducing the number of nicotine-related illnesses among elders and adults.