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Published on March 24, 2017

“Foodie Duty” Focuses on Healthy Meal Prep and Planning

Spirit of Women Program Now Available as Free Podcast

Foodie Duty artworkWATERBURY, Conn. (March 24, 2017) ─ You may not consider yourself a gourmet cook or fine food aficionado, but what you eat and how you prepare food for yourself and your family can keep you healthy and help prevent serious disease, such as colorectal cancer. It can also help you and your family maintain a healthy weight, prevent chronic disease and boost your energy levels.

In recognition of National Nutrition Month and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Pamela L. Doubleday, RD, CD-N, Saint Mary’s Outpatient Nutritional Counseling Service, was the featured guest on “Foodie Duty,” a special 30-minute edition of Saint Mary’s “Medically Speaking” series sponsored by Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women network. Doubleday talked with program host Robin Sills, RN, Physician Liaison, about how to become a “healthy foodie,” whether you are eating out or at home. The program, which originally aired on Friday, March 10th on WATR Radio 1320 AM, is now available as a free podcast. To listen, go to and search “Medically Speaking.”

For more information about Saint Mary’s Spirit of Women Network, go to and click on Spirit of Women in the top left corner of the screen.

About Saint Mary’s Hospital

Saint Mary’s Hospital is a nonprofit Catholic acute care community teaching hospital that has served Greater Waterbury since 1909 and is now a member of Trinity Health – New England. Licensed for 347 beds, Saint Mary’s is designated as a Level II Trauma Center, offers award-winning cardiac and stroke care and houses the region’s only pediatric emergency care unit. As the leading provider of surgical services in Greater Waterbury, Saint Mary’s was the first to introduce the daVinci® Robotic Surgery System. The hospital’s satellites and affiliates extend from Waterbury to Wolcott, Cheshire, Naugatuck, Southbury, Prospect and Watertown. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook at SaintMarysHospitalCT, Instagram and Twitter at @SaintMarysCT.

About Trinity Health - New England

Trinity Health - New England is an integrated nonprofit health care delivery system formed in 2015 and is a member of Trinity Health located in Livonia, MI, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. Trinity Health - New England is comprised of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center and Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut; Johnson Memorial Medical Center, Johnson Memorial Hospital, and Johnson Health Care and Home & Community Health Services in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; and The Sisters of Providence Health System, which includes Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts; Providence Behavioral Health Hospital in Holyoke, Massachusetts; Weldon Rehabilitation Hospital, Springfield, Massachusetts; Brightside for Families and Children; and Mercy Continuing Care Network that includes Mercy Homecare, Mercy Hospice and Mercy LIFE.

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