Stop right there! Get ready to stay healthy this holiday season.

We all do it. And every year, we say we won’t, but we still do. The holidays bring too many parties, socials, and get-together’s. Each presents an opportunity to throw common sense out the window as we eat all the tempting goodies that are within reach. Add to that a propensity to imbibe in too many cocktails, another glass of wine, or calorie laden eggnog and you can pack on the pounds. Worse, with all the partying, running around, gift buying, baking, cooking, and stress, we don’t get enough rest, leaving us frazzled, tired, and out of shape.

It doesn’t have to be that way! Why not make the commitment this year to prepare, by staying healthy and happy going into the new year?

Please join us for this special program offered by Carrie Gerard, a registered dietitian and nutritionist who’s passionate about helping others to feel their best and manage their lifestyle. Carrie will be providing us with tips and hints on how to consciously make it through the holidays with enough sanity to truly enjoy the season, and no regrets for poor choices.

Ms. Gerard earned a BS in Food and Nutrition from Florida State University, completed a Dietetic Internship at UMass Amherst and is currently pursuing an MS in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. Her background includes coordinating and teaching nutrition education programs and delivering nutrition therapy in various clinical settings. Along with her role as a Registered Dietician in a hemodialysis center, she hosts educational workshops and offers private nutrition counseling at St. Petersburg Health and Wellness in downtown St. Petersburg.

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