Published on January 20, 2017

Parkview Mobile Nurses encourage plant-based diets


(Pueblo, CO) –  Parkview Medical Center’s mobile nurses are hoping to help Puebloans think more about their diet by elevating the fork over the knife.

The program is designed to encourage a more plant-based diet.

It will last several months but kicked off with a viewing of the documentary film “Forks over Knives” Jan. 18 at the Ryals Room on the fourth floor of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library, 100 E. Abriendo Ave.

The event is free. Then beginning in February, the nurses will be hosting monthly grocery tours to help shoppers get a better idea of how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into their diet.

The tours will take place every third Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Albertsons Grocery Store, 1601 U.S. 50 West, through June. Each month will have a separate theme, from simple steps of plant-based eating to incorporating a plant-based diet on a budget.

Both the film and the grocery store tours are free and require no registration.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.