CANANDAIGUA – In support of Ontario County’s Community Health Improvement Plan, Thompson Health is now offering free online tools for planning healthy meals.
Community members can sign up for My Health eRecipes via ThompsonHealth.com, accessing a database of more than 1,000 recipes created by professional chefs and nutritionists. The recipes feature nutritious, whole foods and can be searched by category, by health condition or by ingredient.
“No matter what the health conditions, food allergies or preferences you have or have within your family, My Health eRecipes has plenty of delicious options for you,” says Randy Jacque, coordinator of Health Services for Thompson Health.
My Health eRecipes also offers cooking videos and up-to-date nutritional advice on more than 40 health conditions, numerous allergies, and overall healthy eating. In addition, those who sign up can receive a weekly online meal planner – customized to an individual or to a family with multiple needs – as well as time-saving, printable shopping lists.
“This site makes meal-planning incredibly simple,” says Linda Rowsick of Thompson’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center. “You can set it up and you’re done – it just keeps generating new meal plans for every week, and you can use it a little bit or have it do everything for you.”
To sign up for My Health eRecipes, go to ThompsonHealth.com and click on the icon in the lower right corner to create a personal or family profile for customized meal plans.
Jacque says launching My Health eRecipes is just one aspect of Thompson’s contribution to the Ontario County Community Health Improvement Plan. Created by Ontario County Public Health, local hospitals and community agencies, the plan is targeting obesity and hypertension (high blood pressure), both of which are prevalent in the county.
“Thompson is tremendously excited to be a part of the Community Health Improvement Plan and we think My Health eRecipes can make a real difference in achieving the plan’s goals for our community because it’s something everyone can use, it’s endorsed by nutritionists, and it’s absolutely free,” he says.
Rowsick notes My Health eRecipes is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, consultation, treatment or diagnosis. However, she and other Thompson dietitians are available for consultation. A physician referral is required. For more information, call Thompson’s Diabetes and Nutrition Center at (585) 396-6233.