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Nourishing Minds and Bodies at Casa el Buen Samaritano

At Casa El Buen Samaritano, the commitment to holistic healthcare extends to every aspect of patients' well-being, including nutrition. Led by the experienced and passionate Katina Lara, MS, CDCES (Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist) and RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist), Casa's nutrition classes have empowered individuals and families for over eight years.

These classes cover a diverse range of topics, focusing on essential aspects of nutrition such as portion sizes, glucose management, and healthy choices. Through engaging demonstrations and visuals, Katina educates participants about the importance of balanced nutrition and addresses specific concerns like heart health, inflammation, and muscle building.

What sets Casa's nutrition classes apart is their inclusivity and cultural sensitivity. By showcasing meals catered to Hispanic diets and demonstrating how to make them healthier through portion control and alternative ingredients, Katina empowers attendees to make meaningful changes to their eating habits.

Moreover, these classes are not just about providing information but fostering a supportive community. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, share personal preferences and stories, and engage in discussions about their health goals. Katina's approach is rooted in the belief that "90% of what we eat affects who we are," emphasizing nutrition's profound impact on overall well-being.

In addition to offering practical advice, Casa's nutrition classes also incorporate spiritual elements. Before each session concludes, participants join together in prayer, asking for the strength of self-control and treating their bodies as temples. This holistic approach reflects Casa's dedication to addressing its community's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

By providing practical guidance on managing diabetes, improving heart health, or simply adopting healthier eating habits, Casa's nutrition classes empower patients to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. Your support enables us to continue offering these invaluable resources, nurturing both body and soul and making a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.


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