Staff Report

Community members who want to learn the healthy ranges for cholesterol and blood pressure, or who would like to become better-informed about the effects of diet and lifestyle choices on heart health, can attend a new class at Sansum Clinic in Santa Barbara called Heart Health: Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips, led by registered dietitian nutritionist Christina Archer. 

Participants will learn how to lower their cholesterol and blood pressure and how to choose the right diet plan. Archer will explain which specific foods and dietary patterns have the greatest impact on heart health.

“Changing your diet can be hard and often times confusing. This interactive class is meant to provide clear and easy-to-follow guidance,” she said.

Attendees will discuss which changes beyond exercise can most improve quality of life. 

The program will be held on Monday, Feb. 17, from  5:15 pm to 6:45 p.m. at 317 W. Pueblo St. in Santa Barbara, in the lower-level multipurpose room. 

The talk will be repeated on April 20, June 15, August 17 and October 17. There is a $10 program fee in cash or check at the door, but no one will be turned away regardless of ability to pay.

Advance registration is required by calling the Sansum Clinic Health & Wellness Directory at 805-829-0909 or by registering online at