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Lower Cape Outreach Council, in partnership with Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, and the
Barnstable County Public Health Nurse, are looking to explore the impact of nutrition and healthy

eating on diabetes and hypertension.  The program will run from May 2, 2016 thru December 19, 2016

THIS PROGRAM INVOLVES:

  • Health monitoring at the Orleans United Methodist Church with a Barnstable County Public Health Nurses
  • Extra bag of fresh fruits/vegetables twice a month
  • Free recipes, food samples and ideas for healthy eating
  • Complete confidentiality for every participant
  • Outer Cape Health Services, Inc., providing primary and specialty care to the Lower and Outer Cape

Where: Orleans United Methodist Church: 73 Main Orleans MA, 02653

When: 1st and 3rd Monday of each Month from 10:00 to 12:00 pm

 

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY IDENTIFIED AS PRE DIABETIC, OR ARE BEING TREATED FOR  DIABETES
OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS VERY IMPORTANT STUDY

 PLEASE CONTACT US AT 508-240-0694 OR COME TO LCOC AT 19 BREWSTER CROSS ROAD ORLEANS, MA

This project is sponsored by the Cape Cod Hunger Network and is made possible through a grant from The Kelley Foundation.

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Food to Encourage. The purpose of this program is to study the impact of nutrition and

healthy eating on diabetes and hypertension.  In partnership with Outer Cape Health Services, Cape Cod Cooperative Extension and the Barnstable County Public Health Nurse, we offered this program to any of our clients who were dealing with hypertension or diabetes.

Those who signed up have been receiving weekly health monitoring with a Barnstable County Public Health Nurse, extra bags of fresh fruits and vegetables plus free recipes, food samples and ideas for healthy eating.

 26 participants are learning how their eating habits influence their health and providing one another with support and encouragement in achieving their objectives.

Here are some examples of typical client reactions…

 “I never had fresh vegetables to cook with before.”

“I can’t believe that cutting potatoes and pasta would make such a difference.”

“My cardiologist graduated me!”

“Greens that I have never tried.”

Watch for this program to extend throughout our 8 pantries in 2016!