Welcome to

Fresh Start!

   Join a Community Class!

If you are not willing to increase your consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas and lentils) this class may not be a good fit for you!

Check out Module 1 to get an idea of our class content!

Tentative Fall 2024 Class

Athens Community Center

Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM

August 28-Oct 30

  To Register for this class, or to be put on a list for future classes,


Recruit some friends or family;

Learn about healthy living together!

     It is our hope that by attending you will have significant improvement in your health and medical conditions, decreasing your risk of heart attack, stroke, many forms of cancer and other chronic diseases, as well as decreasing your need of medication, thereby saving money at the same time!

     The ten 90-minute sessions consist of healthy food samples, live and recorded educational presentations and group discussion.  You will receive weekly assignments that will be practical, educational, and hopefully fun.

The cost is $50 for the entire series, which includes lab work before and after the class series, food samples, and educational material.

     Classes are free to MHS employees and their spouses!


          Classes are discounted for those with a coupon

Optional follow up individual visits can be scheduled with one of our lifestyle medicine specialists, exercise experts, or health coaches to review your progress, and set personal goals for your continued new healthy lifestyle!  These optional individual visits will be billed to insurance. Co-pays may apply, depending on your insurance plan.

Other Requirements

If you are on medication or have a significant illness, you need to be under the care of a primary health care provider (PCP), or be willing to begin a relationship with a PCP. (We can help you locate one!)  

Any charges associated with a PCP are your responsibility, and not provided as part of this program.

Please try to arrive a few minutes early to weigh in and get your food!

To respect your time, we aim to start and finish promptly!

Lifestyle Medicine


Memorial Health System

serving Marietta, Ohio

and the surrounding region!

Email: livememorialwell@mhsystem.org

Office: 740-592-4229

FAX: 740-592-4010