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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DANVILLE, PA -- March is National Nutrition Month and Geisinger’s clinical nutrition department is cooking up several activities to celebrate all month long with a special focus on mindfulness. The team is hosting a photo contest on Instagram, seminars on mindful eating and food drives for local families in need.

For the photo contest, Instagram users are invited post a photo and caption on the social media platform that illustrates how they practice mindfulness. Photos tagged with the hashtag #GeisingerMindful will be entered to win one of two mindful-themed gift baskets.

For those who are interested in learning more about mindfulness and how practicing it can lead to a healthier lifestyle, Geisinger dietitian nutritionist Julia Grocki, RDN, LDN, is hosting free seminars titled “Mindful Eating: Lose Weight without Dieting” at several locations on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 1, 6 p.m., Geisinger Medical Center, Hood Center Auditorium, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville
  • Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m., Geisinger Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium, 1800 Mulberry St., Scranton
  • Thursday, March 24, 6 p.m., Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, Classroom 4, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown
  • Wednesday, March 30, 6 p.m., Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Kistler Learning Center, 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

To register for a seminar, visit events.geisinger.org or call 800-275-6401 and say “CareLink.”

Additionally, Geisinger is partnering with the United Way to collect healthy, non-perishable food for food banks in our local communities. The public is invited to deliver food with high nutritional value throughout March to collection bins located in the main lobbies at the following Geisinger sites:

  • Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, 549 Fair St., Bloomsburg
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center, 1800 Mulberry St., Scranton Geisinger Gray’s Woods, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda
  • Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown
  • Geisinger Medical Center, 100 N. Academy Ave., Danville
  • Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, 4200 Hospital Road, Coal Township
  • Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre, 25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.