Local organizations team up to help people with Parkinson’s gain the benefits of healthy eating through nutrition programs.
Portland, Ore. (March 1, 2018) – To celebrate National Nutrition Month in March, the Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) and Market of Choice are announcing a partnership to bring nutrition programs to people living with Parkinson’s and their family members. The programs include nutrition classes at Market of Choice locations across Oregon, as well as Parkinson’s-friendly recipes developed by the company’s Market Chefs.
These organizations will also team up for awareness and fundraising events throughout the year, including BGF’s gala on May 18, 2018, at Castaway Portland.
“We’re proud to partner with an Oregon-based organization that’s committed to providing health-conscious products,” says Katrina Kahl, executive director of the Brian Grant Foundation. “Our partnership with Market of Choice will allow us to bring our nutrition programs to more people in Oregon, in a fun setting that inspires people with Parkinson’s to make good dietary choices.”
Throughout the month of March, BGF will feature Parkinson’s-friendly recipes developed by Market Chefs. The recipes meet the nutritional guidelines developed by BGF’s medical advisory board that can help people with Parkinson’s manage symptoms, improve overall health and prevent other serious illnesses.
BGF also held its first nutrition class of the year at a Market of Choice location in Eugene in February, with more classes planned throughout 2018. More information about the classes, and BGF’s nutritional guidelines for Parkinson’s, is available at www.briangrant.org.
“Community giving, local partnerships and offering people nutritious choices are an important part of creating a healthy community,” says Market of Choice CEO Rick Wright. “We’re happy to partner with the Brian Grant Foundation to help those with Parkinson’s discover new ways to improve their quality of life.”
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects cells in the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical messenger that helps to control movement. The outward signs of Parkinson’s may include tremors, slowness of movement, balance problems and rigidity. Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s, research has shown that regular exercise, healthy eating and social connections are important aspects for managing the condition and improving quality of life with the disease.
About Brian Grant Foundation
Established in 2010, the Brian Grant Foundation (BGF) provides proven tools to improve the well being of people with Parkinson’s. BGF’s programs focus on exercise and nutrition, to help people with Parkinson’s get moving, eat healthy and feel their best. For more information visit www.briangrant.org.
About Market of Choice
Market of Choice offers an extensive selection of the finest and freshest conventional, natural, organic, and health-conscience products at affordable prices. Market of Choice strives for a relaxing and enjoyable shopping experience with truly friendly people who care about the communities where they live and work. For more information visit Market of Choice.