AYER -- Many of us have made New Year's resolutions to take better care of our health, and healthier eating should be a part of our plan. The Nashua River Watershed Association and the Nashoba Valley Medical Center invite the public to a free "Healthy Eating and Preventing Diabetes" presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Nashoba Valley Medical Center, 200 Groton Road.

Our presenter will be Susan Morris, registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at the Endocrine and Diabetes Center at Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Susan will be speaking about healthy measures we can take to decrease the risk of diabetes, a disease that is increasing rapidly in America, even in young people. Although related to diabetes prevention, her healthy eating and lifestyle tips are great for most everyone. Susan provides nutrition education for various medical conditions such as diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, failure to thrive, Celiac's disease, and more. This is a free opportunity to get good dietary information from an expert.

NRWA and Nashoba Valley Medical Center are co-sponsoring a series of healthy lifestyles and wellness lectures and films in support of NRWA's Outdoor Wellness Walking Program. A schedule for the series, along with a list of trail walks in 11 communities and information on our weekly Outdoor Wellness Walking program on the Nashua River Rail Trail can be viewed by visiting