Photo by Danny FulgencioNew year, new diet, you know the drill. Whole Foods has a couple classes ready to help you in your healthy kick.

The Whole Foods at 8190 Park Lane hosts a free 28-day healthy eating challenge orientation Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the conference room. Healthy eating guide John Mercer will give you a preview of what to expect in the 28-day challenge, which starts Jan. 14, and show you how to shop healthy. If you register at, subject header “Add me to the list,” you get a goody bag and a Health Starts Here hat.

Hop on over to the Whole Foods at 2118 Abrams for the healthy cooking bowl this weekend. From noon-4 p.m. each day, the store focuses on making meals healthier. Friday, Jan. 11 highlights breakfast foods while Saturday does lunch and Sunday hosts a dinner duel. There will be plenty of samples and recipes.

The healthy eating opportunities at Whole Foods and throughout the neighborhood abound, so keep an eye out.