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SELINSGROVE, Pa. – With the opening of a new state-of-the-art teaching kitchen in Selinsgrove, Geisinger will offer culinary medicine classes to community members and Geisinger employees free of charge. The kitchen can be reached through the same entrance as the multi-specialty clinic in the Susquehanna Valley Mall, located in the Family Practice Center community room.

The class will cover healthy meals, portion sizes, label reading, snacking, eating behaviors and mindfulness, kitchen safety and good shopping habits. Students will start with a teaching lesson, then break into small groups to prepare the recipes they learned. Curriculum will be based on the Mediterranean diet, one of the most evidence-based, sustainable and affordable patterns of eating. Amy Pinkham, registered dietitian nutritionist, will teach the classes.

The teaching kitchen will offer two-hour classes designed for both community members and Geisinger employees interested in learning about nutrition. Three-hour classes will also be offered to healthcare professionals, residents, fellows and medical students. The more in-depth curriculum is designed to increase clinical knowledge and confidence in advising patients on nutrition.

Classes begin Tuesday, April 5. Register or learn more at

Geisinger thanks the Degenstein Foundation for their generous gift that made this teaching kitchen possible for the health and education of the community, as well as the Family Practice Center for partnering with us to use their community room for the classes.

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Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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