Jo Ann Hagemeier, nutritionist at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital, walked through Albertson's with a group of local women Thursday to give them a healthier view of the grocery store.
Starting in the deli section, Hagemeier
advised the women about portion sizes of meats.
"A portion for lunch and dinner should be about the size of your hand," she
said.The grocery tour conducted by Hagemeier is part of the Get Fit Kerr County initiative, which seeks to educate residents about healthy habits.
The tours began in February - with local nutritionists taking groups through H-E-B
- and will continue in March.
The purpose of the tours, Hagemeier
said, is to bring people greater understanding of nutrition and help them sort through foods at the grocery store to find healthy options.
"I hope they will get an awareness of what they eat, what they are putting in their bodies and how it contributes to medical conditions," Hagemeier
While on the tour, the group also learned about the different types of fats, which foods are the best sources of fiber and which are high in sodium.
One attendee received a crash course in label reading.
showed Dunn how to properly read labels, discerning saturated fat content and comparing the information with recommended daily allowances.
...Tour of H-E-B with registered dietitian Jo Ann Hagemeier
...• Thursday, March 27, 10 a.m. Tour of Albertson's with Jo Ann HagemeierClasses limited
to 10 participants.Call Kerr County extension office, 257-6568, to register.
‘Get Fit Kerr County' events
For more information or to preregister, call Jo Ann Hagemeier
at 258-7267.Free.Peterson Regional Ambulatory Care Center
, 260 Cully Drive.
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