Supporting Prevention as Treatment

The Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital Corrigan Minehan Heart Center provides classes on strategies to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease and cardiac events (heart attack). Classes are available to patients as part of their program participation.

Class Topics

Label Reading and Portion Size
Learn how to read and compare food labels and ingredients to help you choose the healthiest foods on the market today. Also learn about portion sizes to help you keep your weight under control.

Supermarket Smarts
Take a virtual supermarket tour and learn how to shop quickly for the foods you need without falling victim to impulse buying.

Dining Out
Review strategies to eat healthy while eating out. Identify key words that will tell you which dishes are high in fat and calories. Also learn how to combine foods at home to create quick healthy meals and snacks any time of the day.

Diet and Diabetes
Learn how to manage blood glucose levels through diet, and how food affects blood glucose levels. Also learn about the impact of weight, the role of exercise, and the importance of monitoring blood glucose levels.

Heart Healthy Eating
An introduction to heart healthy foods. Explore the difference between whole grains and refined grains and learn more about what carbohydrates you should be eating every day to improve your health.

Fats: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Discover the difference between the good and bad fats in the American diet today. Learn which ones you should be including in your meals to improve your cholesterol levels and weight.

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