LEWISTON — “Nutrition for Healthy Living” is the subject of a six-week educational series set to begin on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Central Maine Medical Center.

The program will focus on assisting participants in developing healthy habits that can help them lose weight and improve their nutrition and general health. Topics will include nutrition basics, goal-setting, emotional eating and healthy recipes.

Licensed clinical dietitian Amanda Ettinger will lead the series.

Ettinger graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with bachelor’s degrees in accounting and applied human nutrition. She completed an integrated dietetic internship.

Her background includes work in diabetes education, long-term care, bariatric surgery, food service management and as a clinical dietitian in a number of small, rural hospitals. She works with cancer patients at Central Maine Medical Center and through the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope and Healing.

The sessions will be held on successive Wednesdays beginning Oct. 30. They will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Health and Fitness Center Multipurpose Room, located on the lower level of the 12 High Street medical office building, adjacent to CMMC. There is a modest fee for participating in the program. Attendance is limited to the first 12 people to register.

Those interested in participating in the series should register in advance by calling 795-8448 or emailing [email protected] or online via the events calendar at www.cmmc.org.

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