National Nutrition Month Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month

Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic

March is National Nutrition Month! We invite our community to learn more about nutrition this month so we all can establish healthy habits to support good health and wellbeing. We realize that maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet can be hard. We are here to help and to provide you with a variety of resources that can support you.  

Online Resources


Nutrition Services at Chapa-De

Nutrition Services at Chapa-De are part of our Diabetes Department. This department serves patients living with diabetes and patients who want to improve their health to prevent health complications such as Type 2 Diabetes. The mission is to help patients establish health goals and to provide the tools and support needed to accomplish those goals. Our approach is always patient centered. We encourage patients to take charge of their health.

Our providers, which include Registered Dietitians and Lifestyle Coaches, help patients set wellness goals in a reasonable and realistic way. We help patients define what progress looks like to them. We encourage behaviors that can make a difference to physical wellness and mental wellness. Some of our methods include:

  • Prioritizing happiness and quality of life at all steps
  • Developing meal plans based on the food a patient already enjoys
  • Encouraging positive self-talk
  • Weight neutral approaches to wellness goals

We believe it is important to remember that making just a few changes can lead to big results.

Learn more about our services HERE.

Weight Loss Support at Chapa-De

Many patients look to the Diabetes Department for support with weight loss goals. Chapa-De Registered Dietitian, Kathryn Hickok says her approach to weight loss support is to acknowledge that there are no quick solutions. Weight loss can be a frustrating journey. Kathryn talks with her patients about what progress looks like and explains the common setbacks. She celebrates gradual progress like improved sleep, skin, energy, and outlook on life. She reminds patients that weight loss will happen. Sometimes it happens when we stop obsessing over the number on the scale.

A big part of Kathryn’s role is to support patients through the emotions and insecurities that often come along with weight loss. She emphasizes the importance of positive self-talk because self-doubt is sabotage. Quieting negative voices in our minds and focusing on qualities we admire about ourselves increases the likelihood of achieving weight loss goals. It is good for overall emotional health too. You can start today by saying, “My health is important to me, but so is good food. Which is why I want to eat well while I make healthy changes to my life.”  

Classes and Groups at Chapa-De

We host a variety of classes and groups designed to support patients in their wellness journeys. This includes:

  • Make Health A Habit: learn about diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes to help on your weight loss journey.
  • Healthy Habits Weekly Support Group: lively discussion, recipe sharing and support to establish lasting healthy habits.
  • Diabetes Prevention Program: earn prizes, improve your health, feel more energetic, prevent diabetes, and lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. New groups start in April and July!
  • Weight Loss Support Group: Designed to be a quick weigh-in and check-in with the group. Meet with others to share success or challenges you are facing this week.
  • Virtual Group Exercise Classes: low-impact, 60-minute workouts that you can do at your own pace.
  • Diabetes Empowerment Education Program: Learn about diabetes; how it affects your health and how you can enjoy a healthier, more energetic lifestyle.

The classes and groups at Chapa-De also often include recipe sharing and guidance!

To learn more, check out the Chapa-De Class Calendar on our website HERE.

Healthy Recipes offers a variety of healthy recipes for all different diets. These recipes are developed by professionals. Check out a few of our favorites!


For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at


Chapa-De provides medical care, dental care, optometry, behavioral health, pharmacy services and much more.

Serving all American Indian, Low Income and Limited Income Community Members