Camp Resilience Vets enjoy mindful eating class


GILFORD — Lakes Region General Hospital's Elizabeth White, registered dietitian, recently conducted a Mindful Eating class at the Laconia Elks Lodge for a group of Camp Resilience veterans. The veterans came from Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire for this session and spent four days filled with recreational activities, life skills sessions and facilitated discussions on emotional health, PTSD coping mechanisms and dealing with addictive behaviors.

Ms. White taught the vets a life-skills session centering on healthy eating habits and food preparation. After the classroom portion, the vets rolled up their sleeves and prepared their own nutritious chicken and vegetable lunch under the guidance of White.

The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute, parent organization for Camp Resilience, extends its sincere thanks to Laconia Elks Lodge 876 for the use of their kitchen and dining area. Thanks also to LRGHealthcare for offering Elizabeth White's time and talent as part of its community outreach to help veterans. For more info about Camp Resilience and how you can help, please visit the website at

Elizabeth White, center, and her Mindful Eating veterans, from left to right, William, Rebecca, Scott, Kevin, Derek and Dan. (Courtesy photo)

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