Nutrition & Wellness
Jennifer Hobbs, M.S., R.D.N.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Did you know that dietary factors are associated with 4 of the 10 leading causes of death? Following appropriate nutritional guidelines can help prevent obesity, coronary heart disease, some types of cancer, stroke, gastrointestinal problems, and type 2 diabetes. Nutrition is an integral part of health and its impact on wellness is indisputable. Meet one-on-one with our Registered Dietitian for individual counseling to discuss how nutrition can be a part of your healthy lifestyle!
To schedule an appointment with Jennifer call: (209) 571-0000
Moveforwardpt: Health Centers
Provides a list of health centers sorted by category
Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes
Shares healthy shopping and cooking tips, videos on food preparation, and free healthy recipes. Register for a free account to join the online community, where you can save your favorite recipes in a personalized virtual recipe box.
Can help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Use the step-by-step quit guide, talk to an expert, and find other tools to help you quit.
Provides research-based information about how your drinking habits can affect your health. Learn to recognize the signs of alcohol problems and ways to cut back or quit drinking. Interactive tools can also help you calculate the calories and alcohol content of drinks.
Noisy Planet. Protect Your Hearing
Can teach you about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss so that you and your family can enjoy healthy hearing for life. Approximately 26 million Americans have noise-induced hearing loss, but it is completely preventable.
NIDA for Teens
Learn how drugs affect the body and hear from teens who’ve struggled with addiction. This interactive web site has quizzes, videos, games, and a blog that shows the science behind drug abuse.
Offers science-based tools and tips for keeping your eyes healthy. Learn about eye exams, low vision, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease.
NIH: Senior Health
Features research-based information about a range of health issues for older adults. Learn about healthy aging with short, easily accessible information in a variety of formats.
A national education program designed to give parents and communities ways to help kids stay at a healthy weight, can help your family avoid excess pounds. Get tips on choosing low-calorie snacks, getting active, and cooking fun, healthy meals.
Talking to Your Doctor
Links you to NIH resources that can help you make the most of your conversations with your doctor. Communication is key to good health care. Get tips for asking questions and talking openly about your symptoms and concerns.
NIH: Office of Dietary Supplements
Here you can learn how to choose and use dietary supplements wisely. This site provides reliable answers to common questions. You can also download a free mobile app for the iPhone or iPad to track supplements you take to share with your doctor.
The Bone Resource Center
Provides information about the role of bones in your body and what you can do to protect them. Learn from interactive tools, find out about bone disorders, and get ideas to help kids build strong bones.
Know the Signs. Act in Time.Know StrokeCan help you learn the signs of stroke and the importance of getting to the hospital quickly. Fast medical action is key to successful recovery from stroke. Stroke strikes fast, and you should too.
Aim for a Healthy Weight
Aim for a Healthy Weight can help you learn how to reach and maintain a healthy weight by taking small steps to change your lifestyle. Find tips for eating well at home and on the road, and for becoming more physically active.
The Heart Truth
Can help you learn about the dangers of heart disease in women and how to lower your risk.
NIH: Weight-control Information Network
Provides science-based information on obesity, physical activity, and weight control.