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Evangelical’s Heart-Healthy Cooking Support Group Gets Coaching From Weis Markets Experts

Apr 16, 2015 01:07PM ● By Erica Shames

From left to right, Weis Markets Healthy Living Coordinators Kathryn Long and Erin Long recently provided Evangelical Community Hospital’s Heart-Healthy Cooking Support Group with a tour of the store with food insights along the way. Cooking group members are, Susan Faeder-Lewisburg, Marlin Heintzelman-Mt. Pleasant Mills, Barry Hill-New Columbia, Leona Heintzelman-Mt. Pleasant Mills, Richard Bower-Mt. Pleasant Mills, Vicki Krebs, RN -Evangelical’s Cardiac Rehab Coordinator, Virginia Wirth-Watsontown, Curtis Saxton-Orangeville, Anthony Sedor-Watsontown, Earl Garverick-Mifflinburg, Shirley Erb-Milton, Paul Mattern-Beavertown, Sheryl Garverick-Mifflinburg, Cathy Hudock, RN-Evangelical Cardiac Rehab team member, and Kathy Bingman, RN-Evangelical Cardiac Rehab team member.

Each month Evangelical Community Hospital holds a Heart-Healthy Cooking Support Group to help people make better heart healthy diet choices. The group is open to anyone who has a diagnosed heart condition or heart disease including those who have experienced heart attack, bypass surgery, catheterizations with stent placement, and more. The meeting consists of education on different topics regarding diet as well as cooking demonstrations and taste tests.

The group meets the second Thursday of every month from 5:30-7:30 pm in the third floor rehabilitation kitchen of Evangelical Community Hospital.

In April, the group took a field trip to Weis Markets in Lewisburg, where Kathryn Long and Erin Long, Healthy Living Coordinators for Weis Markets, gave a tour of the store, talked about how to read labels and identify heart healthy alternatives on the shelves, and answered questions the group had on everything from how to substitute better options for their favorite comfort foods to recipes for healthy meals.

Interested individuals can learn more about the Heart-Healthy Cooking Support Group by calling Evangelical’s Cardiac Rehabilitation at 570-522-2676.

Erin Long, Weis Markets Healthy Living Coordinator, goes over the difference in salad dressings by reading labels with Evangelical’s Heart-Healthy Cooking Support Group members Susan Faeder of Lewisburg and Marlin Heintzelman of Mt. Pleasant Mills.


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