Health & Nutritional Services

Nutritional Services Offered include:

  • Private nutrition consultations
  • Group Nutrition Store Tours
  • Children’s Nutrition Store Tours
  • Nutrition Classes- various topics are covered; check calendar for information
  • Cooking Classes
  • Food Demonstrations

Hen House Nutritional Services Calendar

Contact Us at 913-573-1256 for questions or to schedule consults and nutrition tours

Nutritional Services Calendar

There are currently no events planned.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly advances. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Hen House Markets.

Kids Nutrition Tour

Uniting Commerce, Communities and Classrooms

To schedule a free kids nutrition tour – contact us 913-573-1256
Download Kids Nutrition Tours Registration Form

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Prevent T2

1 in 3 American adults has prediabetes. Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many of them can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. If you have prediabetes, the PreventT2 lifestyle change program, offered by Balls Food Stores, can help you make lasting changes to prevent type 2 diabetes. You will work in a group with a registered dietitian to learn how to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that get in the way of healthy changes.

The PreventT2 Program Reduces Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

If you have prediabetes or other risk factors for type 2 diabetes, now is the time to take charge of your health and make a change. The PreventT2 lifestyle change program can help!

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It features an approach that is proven to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

By improving food choices and increasing physical activity, you can lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight — that is 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. If you have prediabetes, these lifestyle changes can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half.

Prediabetes Can Lead to Type 2 Diabetes

One out of three American adults has prediabetes, and most of them do not know it. Having prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. This raises your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Without weight loss or moderate physical activity, many people with prediabetes can develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years. Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition that can lead to health issues such as heart attack; stroke; blindness; kidney failure; or loss of toes, feet, or legs.

The lifestyle changes you make in the PreventT2 program will help you prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Download a recommendation form for healthcare providers

Could you have prediabetes? Take the quiz.

How the PreventT2 Program Works

As part of a PreventT2 group, you will work with a trained lifestyle coach and other participants to learn the skills you need to make lasting changes. You will learn to eat healthy, add physical activity to your life, manage stress, stay motivated, and solve problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.

PreventT2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, then meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle changes. By meeting with others who have prediabetes you can celebrate each other’s successes and work together to overcome obstacles.

PreventT2 in Kansas City

The PreventT2 program is offered in our community at:
Merriam Hen House Market (5800 Antioch Merriam, KS 66202) on Tuesday’s from 5:30-6:30pm starting on January 10, 2017. Cost is free.

For enrollment information contact us at 913-573-1256.

If You Think You May Be at Risk for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes:

  • Take this fact sheet to a health care provider and ask to be tested for prediabetes. The health care provider may do a simple blood test.
  • If you don’t have a health care provider, call us to find out if you qualify for the program.
  • You can also check out the “Could You Have Prediabetes?” online quiz at www.cdc.gov/PreventT2. If your score shows you are at high risk for prediabetes, talk to your health care provider or contact our program.

Download a recommendation form for healthcare providers

Could you have prediabetes? Take the quiz

Eligibility

To participate, patients must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be overweight (BMI 24 or greater, or 22 or greater if Asian); Calculate your BMI
  • No previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Diagnosis of prediabetes within the past year or gestational diabetes based on (check one or more)
    • HbA1C: 5.7-6.4%
    • Fasting glucose: 100-125 mg/dl
    • 2 hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gram glucose load): 140-199mg/dl
    • Previous diagnosis of gestational diabetes (may be self-reported)

Details

Prevent T2 groups meet for a year — weekly for the first 6 months, then once or twice a month for the second 6 months to maintain healthy lifestyle changes. The program is based on research that found people with prediabetes can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5 to 7 percent of their body weight. Space is limited and registration is required. The cost of the program is FREE. For more information, please call 913-573-1256 or email kayla.graves@ballsfoods.com.

Classes will be held at the Merriam Hen House (5800 Antioch Merriam, KS 66202) on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30pm. Classes start January 10, 2017.

PreventT2 is part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).