Union Hospital To Offer Free Meal, Movie As Introduction To Plant-Based Diet


Attendees will learn the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Are you sick and tired of feeling – well, sick and tired?

Union Hospital’s Community Health and Wellness staff has a potential solution through a plant-based diet.

Mary Marshall, a registered nurse at the hospital, will present an introduction to “Plant Strong” during a free kickoff dinner and movie event scheduled July 25 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Reeves Auditorium. The program will feature a discussion, a lasagna dinner complete with a salad and fruit, and a showing of the documentary “Forks Over Knives.”

Registration for this free event can be made by calling the UH Community Relations Department at (330) 308-3599 or by visiting the Health Events link on the Union Hospital website at www.unionhospital.org.

Attendees at the kickoff dinner also can register for a six-week “Plant Strong” program that will begin in August. More details will be provided during the kickoff event.

Marshall said the goal of the program is to offer education about how a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet has been shown to safely and effectively help prevent, manage and even reverse chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and more.

“I was first introduced to the idea of a plant-based diet by a physician friend who told me about the book ‘Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease’ by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn,” Marshall said. “That kind of planted a seed in my mind that I wanted everyone to at least have the option of accessing this information and using it.”

Marshall also is planning the six-week course that will be held in the hospital beginning Aug. 22 for two hours each week. She will provide complete details and register interested attendees during the kickoff event.

Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).


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