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Archive for April, 2013
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Spring Craving Change Workshops in former ARHA region

Craving Change?


Change your thinking – Change your eating!


Craving Change™ is a relatively new program being offered by the Healthy Living Team staff in the Prairie Mountain Health Region.




Many individuals who struggle with their eating are looking for answers and want to better understand why they eat the way they do.  As one Craving Change™ course participant commented, “I know what to eat, but I just can’t seem to do it!”




Craving Change™ is a unique four class program that is designed to address some of these personal struggles and provide participants with information that will increase their awareness about their own eating triggers and provide strategies to better manage their eating behaviour.




Sherrill-Lee Hyra, one of the program facilitators in the region just completed a Craving Change™ class series in the town of  Neepawa this past winter.  She noted that the response from those in attendance was positive. 


“Running Craving Change™ classes in our communities have allowed participants an opportunity to explore the “why of eating” in a comfortable environment. With the support of others, participants had time to reflect on new information, share what struggles they encounter and try out some of the practical strategies for maintaining healthy eating habits,” commented Hyra.




It is important to note that Craving Change™ is not a weight loss program even though that could be a motivation for attending. “As a facilitator for the program, that can be a challenge.  Many people who have questions about maintaining a healthy weight are seeking information about what to eat and when.  In the Craving Change™ program we don’t even address food consumption throughout the entire four class format, but rather,  the focus is on learning about all factors that play a part in our food decisions and how to better manage those ” commented Hyra.  “There are many light bulb moments for people as we discuss this information!” 




Hyra also notes that Craving Change ™ is not for those that have a diagnosed eating disorder.  But, if people have ever had questions about their eating behaviour, struggled to maintain healthy eating habits, or if they eat for comfort or in response to their emotions, Craving Change™ could definitely be a program of interest. 


“This program can help address these underlying issues for why we eat the way we do and provide tools and confidence to improve a person’s relationship with food,” said Hyra.




To register for Spring programs or to learn more about Craving Change ™ in the Prairie Mountain Health region please call the Healthy Living Team Toll Free Line: 1 -877 509 7852


Spring Craving Change programs are scheduled for :








Mondays:  April 22, 29, May  6 & 13, 2013


7:00—9:00 p.m.








Tuesdays:  April 30, May 7, 14 & 21, 2013 


7:00—9:00 p.m.




Health Centre


Board Room


Tuesdays:  April 30, May 7, 14, & 21, 2013


7:00—9:00 p.m.




Health Centre


Activity Room


Mondays:  June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2013


7:00—9:00 p.m.



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