News for Spirit of Women Members – March 2014

rot6National Nutrition Month

Navigating the Lunch Line
Food is the fuel our bodies run on - shouldn't yours run on the best? Making the right food choices can boost your energy, aid in weight management, prevent colds, virus and disease and promote overall healthy body function and keep you looking and feeling great!

Avoid the afternoon crash that comes from making poor lunch choices. Be sure to eat a balanced, wholesome, energy-packed lunch that will keep you satisfied until dinner.

Take Action!

Rate Your Plate - Quick Quiz
Are you "eating right?" The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics invites you to rate your eating habits with its quick quiz.


Weekend Motivation

Keeping Wellness on Track
Weekends tend to be a tough time for people to stay on track of their diet and exercise program. Why is this? Many reasons. So what can you do on the weekend to stay on track?


Early Detection Saves Lives

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
The CDC reports that while screening rates continue to rise in the US, 22 million people are still not up-to-date with colorectal cancer screening. Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Michigan City is offering FREE, take-home colorectal screening kits during March.


Avoid a Brain Wreck

It's Brain Awareness Week
When healthy, the brain functions with speed and ease. When disease strikes, however, the brain can develop complex conditions that are dangerous and, in some cases, life-threatening.


Click here to see video highlights from the 2014 Day of Dance!

Upcoming Events

Several Sessions in March
MDwise Marketplace 101

March 15 Safe Sitter Babysitting Course

March 18 Prevention & Management of Lymphedema

March 20 Infant CPR & Choking Class

March 24 MOMMs Group

March 25 Freedom from Smoking

March 25 Look Good...Feel Better

March 26 FranciscanFit Mallwalkers

Visit our Events Center to find more classes, events & support groups near you. To learn more about our Spirit of Women program and other health services offered by Franciscan Alliance, visit: