October 31, 2022
That’s the basis for “Good Bites,” Central Health’s new video and blog series that will provide Travis County residents not only with new and healthier ways to prepare meals, but also tricks to maximize dollars at the grocery store.
Launching Oct. 28, registered dietitian and nutrition expert Leslie Goudarzi will offer Medical Access Program (MAP) members in English and Spanish a variety of weekly tips on how to improve their lives through better eating.
Among her offerings:
- Tips on healthy eating habits for any generation. Viewers will be able to learn about portion sizes, ingredients and more.
- Delicious recipes that are quick and easy to make.
- How to stretch your money at the supermarket.
- Special diets for residents with different health conditions.
Travis County residents often face challenges such as food deserts, rising inflation, and chronic health issues endemic to the area. Clinical nutrition is a key part of Central Health’s recently adopted Health Equity Plan.
“It a passion of mine to be able to provide healthy, affordable, and most importantly, simple nutrition solutions that promote well-being and longevity,” she said. “I am excited about the opportunity share my nutrition knowledge in a fun and creative way.”
About Leslie Goudarzi
Leslie received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Nutrition Science in 1993 and 1995 respectively. She has over 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian providing clinical nutrition therapy to adult and pediatric populations, sports nutrition education, weight management education and counseling. Leslie promotes changing behaviors and lifestyle choices to create a more healthy and happy version of yourself.
In the Clinical Nutrition Education Program Manager role at Central Health, she will work with patients experiencing kidney disease, medical weight management, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases as part of our internal practice of medicine. Leslie will also help to build Central Health’s education program. Additionally, she will spend some of her time providing nutrition therapy for specialty care patients at CommUnityCare. For more about Leslie, visit Eat Right Leslie.
“Good Bites” video segments will be available online at www.goodbitesch.com.