Healthy eating with The Andersons, UT Medical Center

August 22, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Emily Hickey



What you put in your grocery cart has an important impact on your health and well-being.

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University of Toledo Medical Center and The Andersons are partnering to provide the store’s customers with an interactive guide to living a healthy lifestyle.

The Eat Healthy, Be Healthy campaign inside The Andersons stores will give shoppers tips on what items are good for them with signs and access to UTMC health experts, including physicians and dietitians.

“Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet is the best way my patients can help themselves stay healthy. So many medical problems in life can be prevented by eating that fabled ‘an apple a day,’” said Dr. Lawrence Monger, UTMC internal medicine physician. “That apple, along with lots of other fruits and vegetables, and reasonable portions of proteins and complex carbohydrates are the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle.”

The campaign will kick off Saturday, Aug. 25, with the UTMC Wellness Expo at The Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road. There will be information on healthy eating and overall health and wellness with UTMC health experts on hand; an ask-the-expert hour with Monger; and shopping tours with Kate Ormiston, UTMC clinical dietitian.

Each month, there will be healthy living presentations from a UT physician and UTMC clinical dietitian. Presentations will rotate through The Andersons store locations. Shoppers will find a series of healthy living tags throughout the stores to identify what a UTMC clinic dietitian recommends.

Upcoming events for the Eat Healthy, Be Healthy campaign include an ask-the-expert session with Monger Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Andersons, 4701 Talmadge Road.