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Reading Hospital dietician to talk nutrition with market customers

Published On: Jun 13 2013 11:40:30 AM EDT   Updated On: Jun 13 2013 02:27:34 PM EDT
Penn Street Market

Chad Blimline/69 News


Shoppers browsing for fresh fruits and vegetables in downtown Reading on Friday will be offered a bit of advice to go along with their produce.

Jessica Norris, a registered dietician with Reading Hospital, will be at the Penn Street Market to talk with customers about good nutrition. Norris will focus on the importance of including fresh fruits and vegetables in daily diets.

"I was pleased when Reading Hospital reached out to me and volunteered to have a dietician come to the Penn Street Market to talk about good eating practices," said Sheila Miller, Berks County's agricultural coordinator. "Fresh fruits and vegetables, purchased from our farmer vendors, are key components to good nutrition."


The free service, from 12:30 until 1:30 p.m., is an initiative of the Community Health Project, coordinated by Reading Hospital's Stephanie Kuppersmith, in partnership with the Penn Street Market.

Penn Street Market is an outdoor farmers market located in the 800 Block of Penn Street in Reading. It is open every Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. throughout the summer until Fri., Oct. 4. Free parking is available in the 9th and Cherry streets lot.