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Healthy Eating Adventure is a social experiment in healthy living built upon the foundation of a whole food, plant-based eating lifestyle. Join us on the adventure as we offer community support, motivation and resources to help you transform your diet and your life!

A 28 Day Healthy Eating Adventure will kick off with a presentation followed by a plant-based dinner.

Coach BJ will present a “Kitchen Quick Start” that will help you plan how you will shop for food, stock your pantry, & cook according to the plant-based plan.

You will be assigned a coach and have the chance to participate in community potluck dinners where you will sample others' recipes & discuss challenges and successes

A buffet-style graduation dinner will cap off the adventure!

Share your most recent cholesterol results with Dr. George. We ask that you have a blood test before starting the Adventure & repeat this test at the end of the Adventure.

Many participants find they experience benefits such as losing weight, gaining energy, lowering cholesterol, enhancing their mood, & stabilizing blood glucose levels.

Some Resources for the Journey

eat well and prosper article

Learn even more about Healthy Eating Adventure

by reading this article from Hagerstown Magazine's Franklin County, PA supplement, Frank. Find out how being a part of a supportive community can empower you to achieve a healthy lifestyle that will actually make a difference in your life.

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Who's Who In Healthy Eating

Dr. Elizabeth George

Dr. Elizabeth George

Family Physician Dr. Elizabeth George spearheaded the development of Healthy Eating Adventures in 2010 as part of MACWell. She leads program planning and creates the research based kick-off presentation.  She reviews participant blood test results in order to monitor the benefits of the healthy eating program and adds to our outcomes… continue reading »

Coach BJ

Coach BJ

I started my whole food, plant-based lifestyle in 2010 by completing our community’s first Healthy Eating Adventure (HEA) at Mercersburg, PA. By modifying my eating habits and exercising regularly, several health issues have been resolved and one sidebar is that I lost weight! No more meds!! I have been able… continue reading »

Ingrid Ashley

Ingrid Ashley

    Ingrid Ashley lives in Chambersburg, PA with her husband Tim and their two children.  She has been a volunteer with MACWell(Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness) since April of 2015.   She attended her first Adventure in Jan of 2016 at Penn National.  She decided to join the adventure… continue reading »

Patti Nitterhouse

Patti Nitterhouse

Penn National developer and healthy-eating advocate, Patti Nitterhouse is enthusiastic about how the Healthy Eating Adventure is one of the ways residents are making life-enhancing changes to live the healthy, active lifestyles of their dreams—starting with what’s on their plates.   A master gardener, Patti loves to give tours of her vegetable garden,… continue reading »

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