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Thirty-six join others from health consortium in whole foods plant-based diet

Thirty-six Wayland-Cohocton faculty and staff members will join employees from thirty-five other districts in an initiative to improve their health. Sponsored by the Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan, over 1300 participants are took part in a ten-day plant based eating plan.

A whole foods plant-based diet has been medically proven to help heal many of the leading life-threatening chronic diseases in our nation. Doug Schmidt, a teacher in the Victor School Disrict, who had a heart attack at 49, and healed himself using the whole food plant-based diet of coronary disease is leading the other 1300 participants through social media and email newsletters. Participants are using the book, Engine2 Seven Day Rescue Diet Cookbook by Rip Esselstyn.

A select pilot group of participants will receive before and after biometric screenings to see just how much their health can change in ten days. Typical results include a 26-point in total cholestoral, drop in blood sugar and blood pressure and a drop in weight.

Wayland-Cohocton’s Wellness Coordinator Dineen Snyder is organizing the event at Wayland-Cohocton along with other health improving activities such as a step challenge and biometric screenings. The following school districts are taking part:

Finger Lakes Area School Health Plan is a health care consortium whose members include Finger Lakes Community College and the following school districts: Avon, Bloomfield, Caledonia-Mumford, Clyde-Savannah, Dansville, Dundee, Gananda, Geneseo, Geneva, Honeoye, Keshequa, Livonia, Lyons, Manchester-Shortsville (Red Jacket), Marcus Whitman, Marion, Mt. Morris, Naples, Newark, North Rose-Wolcott, Palmyra-Macedon, Penn Yan, Phelps-Clifton Springs (Midlakes), Red Creek, Romulus, Seneca Falls, Sodus, Victor, Waterloo, Wayland-Cohocton, Wayne, Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES, Williamson and York.

Information from press release by Finger Lakes Area School Health lan, Rick Amundson, Wellness Consultant

Author: Melonie Coley   E-Mail: