Registered Dietitian Joan Atkinson will offer private consultations, group counseling and special workshops at Central Lincoln County YMCA
Registered Dietitian Joan Atkinson will offer private consultations, group counseling and special workshops at Central Lincoln County YMCA
Registered Dietitian Joan Atkinson has been hired by Central Lincoln County YMCA (CLC YMCA), in a shared position with LincolnHealth. At the Y, Atkinson will offer private consultations, group counseling and program-specific workshops in nutrition education. “I know how fundamental diet and exercise are to a healthy life. And as a person who has struggled with weight and chronic illness, I know that emotional perspective is every bit as important.”

Individual one-hour nutrition counseling sessions are available by appointment. The cost is $45 for family members, $50 for members and $100 for nonmembers. A six-week package which provides ongoing motivation, education and support is $150 for family members, $155 for members and $310 for nonmembers. A free 15-minute introductory consultation with Atkinson is available by appointment.

Meet the Dietician, a program that allows members to stop by the Y to get advice from the resident dietician and certified health and wellness coach at no cost, is available on Mondays from 8 to 9 a.m. in the lounge area at CLC YMCA.

Y Weight Loss, an accountability-focused, group-based program, will meet on Mondays at 10 a.m. for 12 weeks, beginning September 10. Participants will meet in a confidential group-support setting to discuss goals, challenges and triumphs. Atkinson will facilitate discussion and offer advice to support participants with their personal goals. Cost for family members is $50, members $55, nonmembers $110.

For more information, visit www.clcymca.org.