Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital Offers Nutrition Series in 2016

ZEELAND, Mich., – January 11, 2016 – Have you ever considered starting a plant based diet? Come to Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital on Monday, January 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as we kickoff our nutrition series with The Plant-Based Diet Class No. 1.  The class will cover the basics about the diet including what it is, how it meets nutrition needs and what can be eaten.  A follow-up presentation will be held on Monday, February 8 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. demonstrating food preparation and taste-testing for a plant based diet with The Plant-Based Diet Class No.2. 

This will be the first presentation in a six-part nutrition series offered to the community. Other series topics will include smart shopping at the grocery store, fad diet fallacies, healthy habits for kids and families and diabetes prevention.

The series is led by registered dietitian nutritionists, and is for people of all ages. Classes often include food demonstrations and taste-testing. The fee is $10 per person; $15 per couple for each session.

To register or for more information, visit spectrumhealth.org/zeeland or call 616.748.2834.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of 12 hospitals, including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 183 ambulatory and service sites; more than 3,400 physicians and advanced practice providers, including nearly 1,400 members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group; and Priority Health, a health plan with about 658,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer, with 23,800 employees. The organization provided $283 million in community benefit during its 2015 fiscal year. Spectrum Health is the only health system in Michigan to be named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems® by Truven Health Analytics for 2015. This is the fourth time the organization has received this recognition.



Ashley Kiekintveld

Sara Donkersloot