Springfield, Mo. veterans and first responders learn to eat healthier
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – Veterans, first responders and their families received a lesson on how to improve their eating habits.
Wellness for Warriors hosted a “Lunch and Learn” event at the Pat Jones YMCA to help older residents learn to eat healthier. Wellness for Warriors co-founder Kerry Miller said that since the start of the pandemic, the group has seen veterans and first responders eat convenient or prepackaged foods instead of healthy foods. He says the first step to living a healthier life is to change your mindset.
“Be prepared to change,” says Kerry Miller, co-founder of Wellness for Warriors. “Be open to change. Because I promise you, I’m a living example of being in the hospital, being diagnosed with a bunch of different things, and it was my lifestyle change that made the difference.
He says there are a few simple things you can do to eat healthier. Make a meal plan and stick to it. When you go to the grocery store, buy foods that are not prepackaged and processed. And then cook at home, instead of ordering or going to a fast food restaurant.
33 people attended Thursday’s lunch and learning, making it the highest attendance rate for a weekly class to date.
Wellness for Warriors is part of the CoxHealth Foundation. The group offers services and resources that promote physical and mental well-being. They also run weekly classes on topics such as stress management, sleep disorders, nutrition, yoga, tai chi, and meditation. If you want to learn more about Wellness for Warriors or get involved, CLICK HERE.
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