Increase your nutrition IQ at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital will offer a free four-week nutrition course beginning Wednesday, April 2.

“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” will be held over four sessions, April 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Avenue, Derby.

This series of classes is taught by Samantha Heller, clinical nutrition coordinator at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital.

A registered dietitian and exercise physiologist, Heller is a nationally known nutrition expert who regularly appears on television and radio programs such as Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, and the 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.

Should attend all sessions

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

Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. For more information, visit To register, call 203-732-1260.