Nutrition and Wellness

Prevention is at the heart of Unity Care NW’s approach to health care. Eating well, staying active, and self-care can make a big difference in your health and quality of life.

The information and videos below can help you along the path towards a more healthy life. Check out our Wellness Group Calendar as well for the latest news on classes and events.

Nutrition

Dietitian Kitchen 6-Week Online Class

Antrim Caskey, RD has the information you need to eat healthy and improve your health. Find tips for making tasty, nutrient-dense meals on a budget. Join Antrim for a 6-week class, beginning October 13 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. The class is open to all UCNW patients and will be held remotely. To register, email megan.stephenson@ucnw.org or call (360) 676-6177, ext. 1233.

Wellness

Parkscriptions

Time spent outdoors, whether in local parks or in your backyard, has physical and mental health benefits. Learn about the Parkscriptions Program and how to safely spend time outdoors during “Stay Home, Stay Healthy.”

Dietitian Kitchen On Demand

In this video series, Antrim Caskey, RD provides tips for improving your cooking skills, shopping on a budget, and healthy eating. Watch the latest episodes of “Dietitian Kitchen On Demand” here, and learn about the delicious health benefits of adding some color to your plate.

 

Virtual QiGong Classes

Bob Shapiro is offering virtual QiGong classes on Unity Care NW’s Facebook page as a Facebook Live event. Join him every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and enjoy the health benefits of gentle, intentional movement. Previously recorded classes can be found here.

Veggie Rx

Unity Care NW’s Veggie Rx Program helps food-insecure individuals who are living with Type 2 diabetes add more fresh produce to their diet. Participants receive a $40 voucher every month for a year to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the Community Food Co-ops of Bellingham. Improve your health and manage your blood sugar levels. Learn more by contacting Unity Care NW’s Wellness Coordinator at 360-676-6177, ext. 1233.

Virtual Yoga Classes

Join Cat Enright for virtual Restorative Yoga classes, now being held every Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Unity Care NW’s Facebook page as a Facebook Live event. Join us! Previously recorded classes can be found here.

Unity Care NW is providing virtual Yoga and QiGong classes as a free community resource. Participation is voluntary and does not constitute medical advice. Consult with your primary care provider before starting any new exercise routine.