Chicago, IL – As a complement to providing primary health care for residents of the Austin community, PCC Community Wellness Center (PCC) is celebrating National Nutrition Month® at its Austin-based health center. On March 13, March 20, March 27, and March 28, dietetic interns from Dominican University will coordinate activities to provide patients and staff with practical tips for eating healthier. Participants will have the opportunity to test their nutrition knowledge, taste some nutritious snacks, play games, win prizes, and have pressing questions answered by dietitians.
Each year in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics sponsors National Nutrition Month® to emphasize the importance of choosing healthy foods and engaging in physical activity consistently. This year’s theme is "Put Your Best Fork Forward," a reminder that every bite matters. Adjusting food choices gradually – one forkful at a time – facilitates healthier, lasting change.
For PCC, celebrating nutrition month is a natural extension of the clinic’s mission to improve health outcomes for the medically underserved community through the provision of quality, affordable, and accessible primary health care and support services. The activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the second floor conference area of PCC Austin Family Health Center, located at 5425 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60644. PCC encourages anyone interested in learning more about nutrition month activities to contact Lucy Flores, Community Outreach Health Education Manager, at 773-413-1240.