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(Registration for new classes is closed on a seasonal basis. Stay tuned for more information in Spring 2020.)

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Jenny Lang - 4-27-2018

Roots of Wellness is our new program designed to help you manage your health by learning about simple lifestyle changes you can make for better health. Participants in this free 11-week wellness program will learn about food as medicine, how to choose and afford healthy foods, gardening, physical activity and how to manage or prevent chronic diseases including diabetes and poor emotional health.

Registration has closed until Spring 2020

Food Is Medicine

Did you know what you eat can make a huge difference in your health? Food is our most basic medicine. What we eat fuels our body and allows it to function. Food helps us maintain our health. It can help prevent disease and can also be the best medicine to manage chronic diseases such as diabetes. (Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body has high sugar levels for prolonged periods of time. This disease can be deadly if not treated or managed.) Even your emotional well-being is affected by your diet.

Join us for this free 11-week wellness program. Learn how you can achieve and maintain optimal health with nutritious foods and physical activity.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Six weeks of Cooking Matters Classes
  • Farmers’ market tour and instruction in using Double Up Food Bucks
  • Gardening
  • Food Preservation
  • Mental Health
  • Physical Activity
  • Chronic Disease Prevention

Partners In Health

You can learn how use food as medicine and promote your own health for free! Roots of Wellness is offered at no cost by a collaboration of ten agencies in Garfield County. These generous partners have come together to offer you:

  • 11 wellness classes on a variety of topics
  • Food to make one dinner for four people at home each week for 11 weeks
  • Garden planters to take home
  • Food canning kit

The Roots of Wellness: Food as Medicine class will meet eleven times on Thursdays from August 15, 2019 through October 24, 2019. The first class will take place from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Garfield County Fairgrounds North Hall & North Hall Kitchen at the Garfield County Fairgrounds (1001 Railroad Ave Rifle, Colorado 81650). The remaining 10 classes will meet from 6:00 to 8:00 at the same location.

Sign up for the entire session by clicking here. **When registration opens in Spring 2020.**

This course is offered in partnership with Garfield County Healthy Communities Coalition, Grand River Health, Changing Lifestyles, Cooking Matters, Garfield County Public Health, Garfield County Master Gardener/CSU Extension, Garfield County Master Food Safety Advisor/CSU Extension, UpRoot Colorado, and LIFT-UP.

Mountain Family Health Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center


We improve the health of our community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare for all.

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1905 Blake Avenue, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601