Published on January 09, 2018

Parkview Mobile Nurses want to help you get healthy in 2018

Parkview Mobile Nurses will be renewing their efforts to get people to rethink their diets starting the first of the year.

The nurses will be hosting repeated showings of Forks Over Knives, a documentary that looks into the benefits of including more plants in your diet.

 In addition to that, the nurses will host another round of grocery store tours for people looking for information on how to shop better and get healthier foods and will conduct “Converse with a Nurse” sessions to help educate people on better food choices.

The nurses are certified by eCornell University in plant-based nutrition and believe that eating a healthy diet with more plants and fruits can help reduce many chronic diseases, in addition to losing weight.

The showings for Forks Over Knives will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at area branches of the Pueblo City-County Library District beginning with the Patrick A. Lucero Branch, 1315 E. Seventh St., on Jan. 16.

The film will be shown Jan. 31 at Greenhorn Valley branch, 4801 Cibola Dr. in Colorado City; Feb. 12 at the Pueblo West Branch, 298 S. Joe Martinez Blvd.; March 5 at the Giodone Branch, 24655 U.S. 50; April 16 at the Barkman Branch, 1300 Jerry Murphy Road, and May 8 at the Lamb Branch, 2525 S. Pueblo Boulevard.

The  grocery store tours will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 23 and 30 at Albertson’s Grocery Store, 1601 U.S. 50 West.

The Converse with a Nurse sessions all take place from noon to 1 p.m. at Legacy Bank, 730 Desert Flower Boulevard, with the first happening Jan. 16. The following sessions will be Feb 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15.

All of the events are free and open to the public.

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.