Category Archives: Nutrition

Registered Dietitian Profile – Rachel Swanson

March is National Nutrition Month. Read on to meet Rachel Swanson, one of the fantastic Registered Dietitians at CHC, Inc.! –          What inspired you to become a Registered Dietician? Once I saw how much better we could all feel when … Continue reading

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Registered Dietitian Profile – Kara Ellis

 March is National Nutrition Month. Read on to meet Kara Ellis, CHC, Inc.’s Lead Dietitian! –          What inspired you to become a Registered Dietician? Growing up I always thought I wanted to be a doctor – until my senior year … Continue reading

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Registered Dietitian Profile – Gail Wikler

March is National Nutrition Month. Read on to meet Gail Wikler, a Registered Dietitian at CHC, Inc.! –          What inspired you to become a Registered Dietician? As I child, I watched both of my parents struggle with obesity and the … Continue reading

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Registered Dietitian Profile – Heather Peracchio

March is National Nutrition Month. To celebrate, we’ll be posting profiles of all of CHC’s fantastic Registered Dietitians. First up, Heather Peracchio! –          What inspired you to become a Registered Dietitian? I’ve always enjoyed science, math, healthcare, cooking and grocery shopping.  In … Continue reading

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Healthy Tomorrows

For the past five years, CHC has run a program called “Healthy Tomorrows” for adolescent girls enrolled in New Britain High School.  This program has sought to promote healthy eating and physical activity in individual teen girls through nutritional counseling … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Health Week

I found a quote by the poet, Maya Angelou, that I thought suited the beginning of this post. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes” As we hit the halfway mark of celebrating … Continue reading

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Day Two of the Weight of the Nation Conference

Dr. Robert Dudley reports from the second day of the Weight of the Nation Conference: The WON conference continued with the release of the Institute of Medicine’s plan for halting the obesity epidemic. An aggressive blueprint that calls for an … Continue reading

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Fighting Obesity

It is a big week for news about obesity and there are a couple quick updates that need to be shared.  Dr. Robert Dudley from our New Britain office,  together with  Jayme Hanney who has worked on various obesity related … Continue reading

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Splashes of Service in Waterbury

During our first week as AmeriCorps members at the Community Health Center, Inc. back in August, we were introduced to the concept of “AmeriCorps Week”. We learned about the two groups who served the years before  us, and the incredible acts … Continue reading

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The Norwalk Nutrition Workshop

Good nutrition is an important part of staying healthy, so, during the month of March, fifteen patients attended a nutrition workshop at our Norwalk site.  Today was the final day.  Heather used a mock grocery tour to review the 5 … Continue reading

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