Got good nutrition? Free course will show you how

Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course beginning Wednesday, April 17. The course, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask," will be held over four sessions — April 17 and 24, and May 1 and 8 — from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby.

The classes are designed to be “fun” and “informative,” according to publicity material, and will be taught by Samantha Heller, the Center for Cancer Care clinical nutrition coordinator.

A registered dietitian and exercise physiologist, Heller is a nationally known nutrition expert who regularly appears on television programs such as “Good Morning America,” “The Today Show” and “CBS Early Show.”

She also hosts "Samantha Heller's Health & Nutrition Show" on Sirius XM, and is the author of “Get Smart: Samantha Heller's Nutrition Prescription for Boosting Brain Power and Optimizing Total Body Health.”

Topics to be covered

Participants should plan on attending all four sessions, as the learning is cumulative. They will learn about a variety of nutrition topics, including how to:

—reach and maintain a healthy weight

—manage Type 2 diabetes

—lower cholesterol

—reduce blood pressure

—boost stamina and energy

—reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases

—improve memory and sharpen the mind

Register online at or by calling 203-732-1260.