Health & Wellness Education
All health and wellness programs are taught by certified wellness advisors. Our health and wellness programs are designed to teach full body wellness, including exercise and nutrition.
Be on the lookout for a schedule of classes and seminars at the Jackson Wellness Center on the following topics:
Breastfeeding and Childbirth
The breastfeeding and prepared childbirth classes are taught by a highly-trained Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant with the Jackson Hospital Family Birth Center. The breastfeeding class will give a general overview of breastfeeding basics including techniques and prevention of common problems. The prepared childbirth class discuss topics such as late pregnancy, labor, birth, options for pain management, medical procedures, cesarean birth, and more. Visit Jackson.org below to view class dates and register online!
Prepared Childbirth & Breastfeeding Class: $20
Select Saturdays every month
Quitting smoking is one of the most important steps you can take to improve your health. This is true no matter how old you are or how long you have smoked.
Many people who smoke become addicted to nicotine, a drug that is found naturally in tobacco. This can make it hard to quit smoking. But the good news is there are proven treatments that can help you quit. Visit the free resources below for more information on smoking cessation!
Smoking Cessation Open Group: Free
3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm
No registration required
It’s natural for anyone trying to lose weight to want to lose it very quickly. But people who lose weight gradually and steadily (about 1 to 2 pounds per week) are more successful at keeping weight off. Healthy weight loss isn’t just about a “diet” or “program”. It’s about an ongoing lifestyle that includes long-term changes in daily eating and exercise habits. Once you’ve achieved a healthy weight, rely on healthy eating and physical activity to help you keep the weight off over the long term. Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. But if you’re ready to get started, we’ve got a step-by-step guide to help get you on the road to weight loss and better health. Visit the free resources below for more information on weight management, nutrition, and physical activity!
Bariatric Support Group: Free
2nd Monday of every month at 5:30pm
No registration required
Bariatric Nutrition Class: $50
3rd Wednesday of event month at 5:30pm
Pre-register by calling 334-440-3330
Led by Sara Williams, Registered Dietitian
When it comes to weight loss, there’s no lack of fad diets promising fast results. But such diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run. The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the calories you consume with the calories your body uses. Managing your weight contributes to good health now and as you age. Safe ways to help manage your weight include getting optimal sleep, reducing stress, and maintaining healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. This includes eating more fruits and vegetables and walking more in your daily routine. Small changes can make a big difference. Let us help you start making those healthy choices today! Visit the free resources below for more information on nutrition!
Nutrition for Health Living: Free
Last Thursday of every month at 5:30pm
Led by Amanda Fieder, Registered Dietitian
US Department of Agriculture-MyPlate
Do you have risk factors for diabetes? Does your family have a history of diabetes? Or do you have prediabetes? Lifestyle changes such as losing weight, eating healthy and engaging in regular, moderate physical activity may reduce the progression of prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes and control Type 1 diabetes. They can also minimize other risk factors such as high blood pressure, blood cholesterol and even heart attacks and strokes.. Diabetes can be successfully managed. Monitoring your critical health numbers, including your Blood sugar level, Weight, Blood cholesterol level, and Blood pressure play an important role. Taking these steps may also help prevent serious complications that can arise from diabetes. Join us for a Diabetes Education Class and receive a free screening along with tools and knowledge about prevention, management, and treatment for Diabetes. Visit the free resources below for more information diabetes!
Diabetes Education Class: Free
3rd Wednesday of every month at 12:15pm
Led by Angela Mims, RN, CDCES