Diabetes Self-Management Education
The Center's Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) Program is designed to help individuals with diabetes to better manage the condition, prevent diabetes-related complications and provide social support for program participants to interact with others with similar conditions and health concerns. There are both individual and group options and participants can choose whether they would like to attend the group classes and/or meet with educators individually. The group-based class is 6-weeks in length and includes a cooking class. All group participants are also invited back quarterly for fellowship and follow-up. The class costs $10 to attend and all graduates receive a $50 gift card upon program completion. Free membership to the wellness center is also provided to all group program participants during the 6-week class. To date, we have helped many people put their diabetes into remission and countless others to get off of insulin, reduce medications and significantly lower A1c and other important biomarkers.
2019 Remaining Class Dates:
August 5 through September 16 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
October 14 through November 18 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM
MASTER "Managing All Systems TogethER" Program
The MASTER Program is designed to educate and empower individuals to take control of their health and improve the management of chronic health conditions. Participants work one-on-one with our staff to set goals, learn to eat healthily, adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, lose weight if necessary and manage their stress. Everyone's plan is different but most people start off meeting weekly and then move to monthly and ultimately quarterly. The cost is based on income and includes membership to the wellness center. If you or someone you know, is interested in joining or would like to learn more about the program, please contact the Center.
Food as Medicine - Food RX Program
The Food as Medicine Food Prescription Program is a new program that began in the summer of 2019. The purpose of the program is to use food as medicine and provide free produce to those most in need of fresh produce. Anyone in the community who has an individual income less than $20,000 or a household income less than $40,000 or who has 2+ chronic health conditions is eligible to participate. Our healthcare providers at the Charleston Rural Health Clinic also write food prescriptions to those with health conditions that could be improved using food as medicine. Such conditions include but are not limited to hypertension, obesity, overweight, diabetes and heart disease. If you are interested in joining the program, call the Wellness Center (662-625-7214) and ask for Barbara. Each week participants come to the garden and are given a bag to fill with fresh produce of their choice.
The Center offers various cooking classes throughout the year. We use the Cooking Matters evidenced-based curriculum for the 6-week classes as well as other 1-3 week class options with various themes such as healthy cooking with diabetes and cooking for kids. We are always developing new classes and welcome any requests!
Annual Health and Lifestyle Fair
The Tallahatchie Wellness annual health and lifestyle fair is an annual community event that takes place in the spring each year. It is an incredible opportunity for community members to get a plethora of health screenings (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, A1c, triglycerides, weight, metabolism, body fat, hearing, vision, depression and more) as well as to receive important health information. Over 30 different vendors attend annually and it is always a well-attended and enjoyable event. Look for more information and the exact date around March each year. Through the screenings each year, we have helped to identify undiagnosed chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension in over 200 people to date and also provide follow-up health care.
Weight Loss and Management
Many people have a goal of weight loss, sustaining weight loss and/or weight management and in some cases weight gain. Our staff can help you meet your weight goals by working with you in an individually tailored fashion. Our dietitians or nurse are available to help you learn to eat right for your body as well as learn which foods you need to limit and in some cases avoid. We can provide meal plans as well. Weight Management Coaching is $30/hour.
Whole30 Groups and Coaching
Whole30 is a 30-day health and nutrition reset designed to help people identify foods that are problematic for them as well as to improve their relationship with food. For 30 days you eliminate foods known to cause inflammation and then carefully reintroduce them to determine how they impact your mind and body. It is an incredibly useful tool for improving health, calming inflammation and promoting weight loss. Jennifer and Dr. Moring are both Certified Whole30 coaches and provide both individual and group coaching options. We usually offer Whole30 groups once or twice a year usually in January and/or September to coincide with the International Whole30 groups. Individual coaching is offered year-round.
Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting Groups and Coaching
The Ketogenic way of eating is a therapeutic approach proven to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Along with Intermittent Fasting (IF), we have used it in our patients to put type 2 diabetes into remission, improve cardiovascular health, reduce pain and inflammation and promote significant weight loss. We usually offer at least one group program each year with weekly classes offered online and 24/7 support from two certified coaches (Dr. Moring and Jennifer). We also offer individual coaching year-round. Additionally, we receive physician referrals to assist patients with adopting a low-carbohydrate or ketogenic way of eating as well as implementing intermittent fasting into their lives.
REDEFINE - Redefine Your Health, Redefine Your Life
REDEFINE, formally known as the Wellness Challenge, is our longest running and most comprehensive wellness program. It begins in January each year just in time to support you in making and sticking to your health-related goals and ends in late March. REDEFINE includes pre and post biometrics including weight, waist circumference, blood pressure, glucose, A1c, triglycerides, and cholesterol. It includes weekly educational classes offered both in person and online, a private Facebook group, daily group fitness classes and discounts on gym membership, health coaching, and personal training sessions. Outcomes for REDEFINE are quite significant including an average weight loss of 10 pounds per person, three inches lost in waist circumference and significant reductions in A1c, glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. Look for information in December of each year. REDEFINE ends with a fantastic finale celebration which includes a group walk, a fabulous, healthy and delicious dinner and awards for all of the winners.
Fit for Summer
Who doesn't want to be fit for summer - and for life? Join us each year beginning in May as we help you improve your fitness level and provide weekly tips for getting and staying fit. Fit for Summer takes place each year from early May to July. Look for information in April of each year. Prizes are given to all winners.
Maintain Don't Gain
Maintain don't gain is a holiday wellness challenge that begins in October each year and runs through December. On average, Americans gain 7-10 pounds over the holidays and then spend the better part of the following year trying to lose it. The purpose of this program is to support one another and learn tips and strategies to navigate and ENJOY the holidays without gaining significant amounts of weight. Look for information about Maintain don't gain in September each year. Prizes are given to all winners.
$30/hour or 8 sessions for $150
Health Coaching and Nutrition Counseling
$30/hour or 8 sessions for $150
$40 for 30-minutes
$70 for 60 -minutes
$100 for 90-minutes
Please call the Wellness Center at 662-625-7214 to schedule a massage, coaching or training session.