Nutrition/Weight Management Programs

Who says learning to eat healthy has to be boring?

With individualized Nutrition Consultations, Small Group Consultations and our ActivTrax Program, the Westfield Area Y provides all the support and options you'll need to learn how to plan and eat healthier meals.

A Registered Dietitian will assess your diet, health and lifestyle and then develop a specialized plan that will make the transition to healthy eating easier and more attainable.

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Healthy Cooking

Eating a rainbow of healthy veggies is easy with this side dish.  Perfect for potlucks and family dinners, this pasta salad is packed with brightly colored veggetables and flavorful herbs.  

Quick Pasta Salad

Makes 16 side dish servings



3 cups of penne pasta, cooked without salt and fat, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

1/3 cup medium sweet red pepper, diced

½ cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

1 small (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, rinsed and drained

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 tablespoon chopped onion

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar


Combine pasta through oregano in a large bowl.  Drizzle with oil and vinegar to taste, tossing ingredients gently to coat.  Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. 

Per Serving: 127 Cal; 3 g Protein; 5 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 4 g Mono Fat; 18 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; 33 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 120 mg Sodium; 1 mg Cholesterol