DID YOU KNOW…
Herbs and Spices are good sources of antioxidants. Be sure to include them in your food preparation on a daily basis.
Fruits & Vegetables can contribute to your daily fluid intake. Of course, it is still very important to drink enough water. According to S.Palmer, RD, some foods contain large amounts of water such as apricots, berries, cantaloupe, peaches, pineapple, oranges, watermelon, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, eggplant and lettuce.
Watermelon is a heavyweight in the nutrient department. A standard serving (about 2 cups) has one-third of a day’s vitamins A and C, a nice shot of potassium, and a healthy dose of lycopene for only 85 fat-free, salt-free calories. And when they’re in season, watermelons are often locally grown, which means they may have a smaller carbon footprint than some other fruits.
Mangoes. About a cup of mango supplies 100% of a day’s vitamin C, one-third of a day’s vitamin A, a decent dose of blood-pressure-lowering potassium, and 3 grams of fiber. Bonus: mango is one of the fruits least likely to have pesticide residues.
Sun City residents in dire need of assistance for food or medicine may be qualified for help from the Mary Petro Fund. Qualification is based on taxable income.
For more information call 813-634-8306.
Applications available Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
To educate and support the congregation of The United Methodist Church of Sun City Center and those living in surrounding communities in areas of health and wellness.
Our HEALTH MINISTRY is committed to helping our congregation and community learn new ways to improve our health. On Sunday morning, November 4, our HEALTH MINISTRY offered Healthy Food Snacks ( as well as the regular snacks) outside Creason Hall. In addition to tasting the foods, another table displayed labels and a poster about reading labels. Recipes for the muffins were available as well as helpful material about fiber, fats, grains etc. Hope you had a chance to sample our snacks. Watch for upcoming healthy nutrition opportunities!
We need Volunteers who can assist with planning and/or presenting health programs in their communities.
Volunteer Needs & Opportunities:
Writers (and PR)
Host/hostess for programs
For more information call 634-2539.
Is God calling you to:
- provide education through assisting with health seminars?
- network with health and wellness agencies throughout our community?
- serve as a host/hostess for a Health Team program?
- take photos for a Health team event?
- write information articles pertaining to health for The Journey and our website
"YES LORD, I hear your call!
Thursday Mar 6 at 9:30 am "Myths and Facts about Health - Healthy Aging" by Dr Warren Langer (Refreshments served) * Thursday Mar 6 at 9:30 am "Myths and Facts about Health - Healthy Aging" by Dr Warren Langer (Refreshments served) * Thursday April 4 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm "Lifeline Screening " several tests administered for various fees - Registration required *