Pocono Medical Center and SCI Partnering to Improve the Health of the Community


East Stroudsburg, PA – Pocono Medical Center (PMC) and SCI – The Restaurant at Stroudsmoor Country Inn are partnering to improve the health of the community by launching the SCI/PMC Health Advocates Menu. The event will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm at the Restaurant at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.

“SCI is proud to partner with PMC in an effort to promote healthy eating without compromising the dining experience synonymous with the name Stroudsmoor. SCI Chef “G”erard and PMC Manager of Clinical Nutrition, Paula Schott, have developed menu options to help our guests stay within the guidelines of a healthy meal, while keeping with the Stroudsmoor traditions of superior quality, excellent service and a fine dining experience,” said Linda Forte, Director of Event Operations for Stroudsmoor. “It is our hope that other restaurants in our community will join us in promoting healthier menu options as a standard, and by doing so, become advocates of “Good Health.”

“I would like to remind everyone that healthy food can be tasty and portion control is very important,” said Paula Schott, Manager of Clinical Nutrition and Registered Dietitian of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. “When individuals go out to eat, there are more options than one would normally have at home which can lead to the consumption of more calories and we are committed to educating our community on the importance of healthy living.”

The event is a Spirit of Women event and the cost of $20 includes wine, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dessert. Dr. Jonathan Goldner, Chief Medical Executive for the Chronic Disease and Medicine Service Line, will discuss healthy living. The exciting Health Advocates Menu contains several gluten-free items and all nutrition facts per serving are listed. You can learn more by visitinghttp://www.stroudsmoor.com/. Stroudsmoor has partnered with PMC on this endeavor and they hope other restaurants will join the initiative. For more information about Spirit of Women, please call (570) 476-3357 or email spirit@pmchealthsystem.org.