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Families Invited to "Eat Smart Have Fun" this Spring!

Friday, March 23, 2012 - New Milford, CT

New Milford Hospital is again inviting families to participate in an innovative wellness program, “Eat Smart, Play Hard, Have Fun.” This eight-part series is designed to help families learn how to plan healthy meals, work towards a healthy weight and stay active as a family.

Each class is built around the core principles that good nutrition, regular exercise, and behavior change drive healthy weight maintenance, not dieting. The goal of the program is to help change behaviors so that the entire family adopts healthy dietary choices and engages in regular exercise.

Classes are held at a variety of location to promote family activities. Course highlights include a cooking demonstration with a professional Chef, outdoor adventures at the Pratt Nature Center, and a “Graduation Party” at the beautiful March Farms in Bethlehem, CT.

The cost for this series is $50 per family. These classes are scheduled for Tuesday evenings, April 24th through June 12th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Pre-registration is requested by calling toll free 1-800-482-1387 or on the hospital website,

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

  • An integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • An agency for home care and community health services
  • A full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital
  • Emergency medical services
  • An occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in Women’s, neonatal, cardiovascular and cancer services; weight loss and orthopedic surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management.  Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.

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