FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: June 19, 2013
CONTACT: Chris Mayer, Fulton Center for Sustainable Living
Phone: 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Wilson College will host a “Community Adventure in Healthy Eating” again this year, kicking off with a lecture and dinner at the college on Wednesday, June 26. The program is 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 program will begin at 6 p.m. 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.”
Afterward, those attending may stay for a plant-based dinner featuring produce from Wilson’s own Fulton Farm, to be served in Laird Hall. Tickets for the dinner are $12 and registration is required by contacting Chris Mayer, program manager of Wilson’s Fulton Center for Sustainable Living (FCSL) at 717-264-4141, Ext. 3247 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or registering online at www.healthyeatingadventure.eventbrite.com.
People who participate in the healthy eating program will have a coach and the support of a series of weekly potluck dinners where they will share dishes based on the Esselstyn diet. A how-to training session will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, in Wilson’s dining hall and the weekly potluck dinners will begin July 10 and run through July 31.
For more information, contact Mayer.
Founded in 1869, Wilson College is a liberal arts college offering bachelor’s degrees in 32 majors/concentrations and master’s degrees in education, the humanities and accountancy. Wilson has been named a “Best Value” college in its region for 11 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” for providing quality academics at an affordable price. The college has been ranked one of the best regional colleges for undergraduate education for nine straight years by U.S. News.
Located in Chambersburg, Pa., the college had a fall 2012 enrollment of 695, which included 17 students from 9 foreign countries. Visit www.wilson.edu for more information.