Nutrition Services - Healthy Communities Program
Working to improve the health status of Macomb County residents
Public health nutritionists provide support, education, resources and referral services for Macomb County residents including high-risk populations such as uninsured and/or low income pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children with special health care problems and individuals with chronic diseases.
A broad range of nutrition interventions and community wide health promotion and prevention services are available to Macomb County residents, community groups, health department staff, schools and allied health professionals. Programs and services offered include:
- Diabetic diet intervention - provide Macomb County residents with type 2 diabetes resources, referrals and information
- Healthy Habits for Happy Kids - a childhood obesity prevention program
- Senior nutrition education, support and referrals
- High risk infant home visits
- Breastfeeding education and support services
- Public health nursing support
- Infant nutrition education
- Healthy Lifestyles and Disease Prevention Program - nutrition, exercise and behavior modification to promote long term behavior changes for a healthier life
Public Health Nutritionists are also available to speak to community groups, health professionals, schools and worksites on a variety of nutrition topics at no cost. Topics include:
- Good Nutrition for Infants and Toddlers
- Childhood Obesity Prevention
- Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
- Nutrition and Fitness for Healthy Living
- Adult Obesity Prevention
- Nutrition Myths and Facts
- Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
- Healthy Eating Away From Home
- Understanding the Food Label
- Nutrition for a Healthy Heart
Senior Nutrition - Nutrition Services works aggressively to promote good nutrition and assure quality of life to Macomb County senior citizens by providing support, counseling, education and workshops at senior centers, senior Housing buildings, community centers and health fairs.
Presentation topics include:
- Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging
- Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation for Seniors
- Nutrition for Seniors with Special Concerns
Nutrition displays and materials can also be provided free of charge for your community event or organization. For further information, or to schedule a presentation, call (586) 412-3397 or email us now.
Good Nutrition for Growing Babies - an Early Guide for the Parents of Infants and Young Children is a comprehensive booklet developed by Nutrition Services. It contains the latest feeding recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the America Dietetic Association. Download a PDF copy of the Infant Feeding Guide, or call for a free copy (586) 412-3397.