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NOCHS Farmers Market Education Station is Back!

Join North Ottawa Community Health System at this pop-up event for a little healthy fun! Stop by the Farmers Market to see us Wednesdays in Grand Haven or Thursdays in Spring Lake from 9:30 – 11:30 AM to learn how we marry the latest in health education with what can be found in the market.

Grand Haven – Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 – 11:30 – Free Blood Pressure & Ear Checks
High blood pressure can be a serious problem. It is important to know your numbers and to keep on top of your blood pressure. Staff from North Ottawa Medical Group will offer free blood pressure screenings so you can be on top of your numbers! Dr. Hoekstra from NOCHS Urgent Care will also be offering free ear checks looking for excessive cerumen (ear wax). Cerumen can block the ear canal leading to decreased hearing.

Spring Lake – Thursday, June 21, 9:30 – 11:30 – How to Eat for Your Age & Free Blood Pressure Checks
The staff from North Ottawa Medical Group’s Women’s Health office, along with registered dietitian Kelli Meyer will discuss how important it is to fuel your body with food to provide optional health. Nutrition needs change as the body changes! Staff from the North Ottawa Medical Group will also offer free blood pressure screenings.

Grand Haven – Wednesday, July 25 – 9:30 – 11:30 – A Fun Photo Booth for Kids!
Come meet the docs and staff at North Ottawa Medical Group’s Pediatric office who will be providing a fun photo booth for the kids with silly props to appeal to their imaginations!

Spring Lake – Thursday, July 26 – 9:30 – 11:30 – Kid’s Day at the Farm Market!
North Ottawa Medical Group’s Pediatric team will bring their photo props to the Spring Lake Farm Market and joined by our Urgent Care team for free fun and games for kids!

Grand Haven – Wednesday, August 15 9:30 – 11:30 – The Truth About Protein Drinks
NOCHS Dietitian Kelli Meyer, will be on hand to discuss whether or not protein drinks are healthy, as well as what to look for when choosing one and will even offer some free samples! NOCHS Bariatric Clinic will also be at the station with free body composition coupons. Body composition can provide a more honest snapshot of your scale weight. Knowing that can tell you how much of your weight is fat, muscle, water, and bone.

Spring Lake – Thursday, August 16, 9:30 – 11:30-  The Truth About Protein Drinks
NOCHS Dietitian Kelli Meyer, will be on hand to discuss whether or not protein drinks are healthy, as well as what to look for when choosing one and will even offer some free samples! NOCHS Bariatric Clinic will also be at the station with free body composition coupons. Body composition can provide a more honest snapshot of your scale weight. Knowing that can tell you how much of your weight is fat, muscle, water, and bone.

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