Nutricize: Recipe for a Better Quality of Life

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More than 300 residents in Marion County have improved their quality of life thanks to a nutrition and fitness program that focuses on effective weight loss by combining healthy eating habits and exercise.

Fort Valley State University Marion County Extension Office and Marion County Family Connection Collaborative have developed the nutrition and exercise program—Nutricise (Nu-tri-cise)—to combat health and obesity issues facing the community.

Participants learn how to prepare 30-minute healthy recipes and engage in low-impact exercise during the last 30 minutes of their hour-long sessions.

“This program will help with the fight against obesity, which is creating many health issues in the Marion County community,” said Kevin Brown, executive director of Marion County Family Connection.  “It is our hope and prayer that Nutricise will educate our youth and parents on strategies to become healthier citizens, preventing them from becoming victims of hypertension, diabetes, and other ill effects of obesity.”

Brenda Trammell, the FVSU Marion County extension agent, developed the classes based on local needs and research throughout the community. Nutricise classes meet Tuesday from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Josh Gibson Youth and Family Resource Center in Buena Vista. The program is free to the public, but participants are asked to pre-register. For more information concerning the program, contact Trammell at 229-649-2625 or at