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'Community Adventure in Healthy Eating' Kicks Off June 13 at Wilson College

Posted: June 4, 2012

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Beginning in June, Wilson College will host a “Community Adventure in Healthy Eating” — a 28-day, heart-healthy, plant-strong diet program based on the one introduced by Austin firefighter Rip Esselstyn in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet.

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DATE:
May 31, 2012
CONTACT: Chris Mayer, Fulton Center for Sustainable Living
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247
Email: christine.mayer@wilson.edu

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Beginning in June, Wilson College will host a “Community Adventure in Healthy Eating” — a 28-day, heart-healthy, plant-strong diet program based on the one introduced by Austin firefighter Rip Esselstyn in his bestselling book, The Engine 2 Diet.

The book follows the research of his father, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who wrote the groundbreaking book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease.

The healthy eating program, which is free and open to the public, will kick off at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in Wilson’s Brooks Science Complex with Mercersburg physician Liz George presenting the results of Dr. Esselstyn’s life-changing work with his cardiology patients and speaking on the topic, “Eating for the Health of It.” George has spearheaded other “Community Adventures in Healthy Eating” in the area, most recently at the Penn National Golf Course Community.

Afterward, those who want to can stay for a plant-strong dinner featuring produce from Wilson’s own Fulton Farm, to be served at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $10 and can be reserved by contacting Chris Mayer, program manager of Wilson’s Fulton Center for Sustainable Living (FCSL).

People who participate in the healthy eating program will have a coach and the support of a series of weekly potluck dinners using dishes based on the Esselstyn diet. The dinners will begin June 27 and run through July 18.

In addition, Chambersburg Hospital is offering vouchers to participants to have blood testing done both before and after the diet at a cost of $32 for each test.

Joining Wilson College as sponsors of the healthy eating adventure are the Mercersburg Area Council on Wellness, Orchards Restaurant, Johnnie’s Restaurant Supply, Country Breeze Market, and Stonesifer and Shetter Real Estate.

The Esselstyn eating plan has produced amazing results in those who have followed it, including preventing and reversing heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Both Esselstyn books will be available for purchase at the kickoff on June 13 or can be ordered from Mayer. For more information, contact her at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247, or christine.mayer@wilson.edu.

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Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college dedicated to the education of women. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pa. Wilson offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 areas and master’s degrees in education and the humanities. The college’s 2011-12 enrollment in the College for Women and the Adult Degree Programs is 746 and includes 21 students from 10 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.

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Last Updated: June 4, 2012