Nutrition at Maple City Health Care Center
What do a swimming pool, a paper plate, and a deck of cards have in common? The answer is Ingrid Moser.
Ingrid is a nutritionist at Maple City Health Care Center. She helps patients improve their health through food and exercise.
“I became interested in Maple City Health Care Center when I heard James speak at the Mennonite Seminary,” Ingrid explained. “What he talked about matched what I believe — especially the importance of relationships in health care.”
Ingrid comes with many years' experience and a broad education. She majored in nutrition at Goshen College and became a registered dietitian at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.
“I was interested in the connection between health and spirituality, so I took classes at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Later, I joined Mennonite Mutual Aid to help congregations work on holistic health.”
“I’ve worked with college students, cancer patients, and business executives. I’ve discovered that healthy ways of living rarely happen in isolation. We make changes because of our relationships with people who care about and support us.” Ingrid’s relationship with one of her first patients at Maple City Health Care Center led to a new group activity.
“The patient told me how much she loved the water. We organized an aerobics group, a swimming pool, and an instructor.”
Ingrid also hosts a healthy living group for people who want accountability and support to lose weight or lower blood pressure.
“With Ingrid on our staff, we are better able to integrate diet, spirituality, and health,” explained James Nelson Gingerich, the center’s director.
Ingrid concluded, “Working here at the center is creative and satisfying. I especially enjoy helping all of us feel healthy in the bodies that God gave us.”