Useful Information for Better Health from the Western Maryland Health System

Monday, June 18, 2018

Eating the Mediterranean Way and Upcoming Programs

The Mediterranean diet was selected as the best diet overall in the U.S. News and World Reports 2018 rankings. 

The WMHS Food for Thought Book Discussion Group is reading the Mediterranean Diet Cookbook for Dummies by Meri Rafetto, RDN and Wendy Jo Peterson, RDN, MS. The group meets on Tuesdays at noon or Wednesdays at 4:30 beginning July 10 or 11 through July 31 or August 1st.

This book features tried and true advice on transitioning to this healthful lifestyle, provides meal planning tips, and more than 160 tasty, nutritious recipes.
Some tips for eating the Mediterranean way include:

·         Eat seasonally and locally.
·         Eat more fish.
·         Focus on healthy fats, such as olive oil
·         Eat primarily plant-based foods
·         Punch up flavor with fresh herbs and spices

To be part of the book group, call Theresa Stahl, RDN, LDN at 240-964-8416 or email

And remember to pick up your local produce every Wednesday from 2-5 pm at the WMHS Farmers’ Market in the parking garage. And look for our videos on the Western Maryland Health System’s Facebook page to learn more about the fresh, flavorful, local produce and for recipes.

And the next Change to Win, 12-week nutrition and weight loss class, will begin August 28 or 29 and end the week of November 13 and 14. Class times are Tuesdays at noon or 4:30 or Wednesdays at 4:30. Each class lasts approximately 45 minutes – 1 hour. For more information or to register, please contact instructor, Theresa Stahl, RDN, LDN at 240-964-8416 or email