AOC partners with Arthritis Foundation & The Delicious Dietitian


= Happier & Healthier patients

AOC has partnered with the Arthritis Foundation and The Delicious Dietitian to provide FREE group nutrition “Lunch & Learn” classes and FREE exercise classes to our patients, employees and our community.  Our goal is to provide an opportunity for participants to manage their health using proper nutrition and exercise.

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program will be offered from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month beginning July, 2011 at the Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic office located at 3610 Springhill Memorial Drive North, Mobile, AL 36608. The course is FREE and taught by Arthritis Foundation exercise instructors that were trained by the Arthritis Foundation’s nationally trained trainer.

  • Arthritis Foundation Exercise ProgramSM –This program features gentle, joint-safe exercises to help relieve stiffness, decrease arthritis pain and improve balance.  The course incorporates the optional use of resistance bands and weights for an added workout as well as interactive health education lessons and stress-reducing relaxation techniques to better manage arthritis.  The low-impact exercises can be done while sitting, standing or on the floor. The classes are led by Arthritis Foundation trained instructors.

The Delicious Dietitian group nutrition classes will be taught by Registered Dietitians and offered monthly from noon to 1pm at the Wallace Auditorium located behind Springhill Medical Center at 936 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608. The course is FREE and offered on the following dates:

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Delicious Dietitian Group Nutrition Classes The group nutrition classes are designed specifically to educate arthritis patients about the role of proper nutrition and accountability in realizing life-changing results. Classes will cover nutrition topics such as:

    • decreasing joint pain, stiffness and range of motion
    • complete disease management from weight management, arthritis, diabetes and heart disease
    • tips on healthy shopping lists, menu planning and cooking instructions


(pictured) Kellie Myers – Gulf Coast Area Development & Services Director of the Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region

Suanne White-Spunner, MD – Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, PC

Lila Sanders – Registered Dietitian & Executive Sales Director for The Delicious Dietitian

“We are extremely pleased to be working with organizations of the quality and caliber of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, PC and The Delicious Dietitian to help members of our community take control of arthritis, states Kellie Myers, Gulf Coast Area Development and Services Director of the Arthritis Foundation, Southeast Region. Arthritis is the nation’s most common cause of disability and limits activity for 19 million of the 50 million U.S. adults with doctor diagnosed arthritis.  It also causes a hefty financial toll on the country — $128 billion annually.   Arthritis Foundation LIS programs can help limit disability, decrease pain and improve quality of life.

Suanne White-Spunner, MD of Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, PC added, “We are proud to be working with the Arthritis Foundation to bring quality programs to the growing number of people with arthritis in our community.  In Alabama,arthritis affects more than 1.2 million people and by 2030 the number of people diagnosed will surge to 3.4 million. We are pleased to offer a FREE exercise program at our facility to help people take control of arthritis and better manage this silent but painful disease.”

Jen Neese, owner of The Delicious Dietitian added, “Educating and showing people how simple a healthy lifestyle can be is our mission. Partnering with two fantastic organizations allows us to reach our community and explain the relationship between food and disease. Making smarter food choices helps battle chronic conditions such as arthritis.”

Questions? Please call Sabrina Alexander at (251) 410-3600 or

To learn more:

Arthritis Foundation – Alabama Chapter events & news

Arthritis Foundation – Alabama Chapter on Facebook

The Delicious Dietitian website

The Delicious Dietitian on Facebook