Free program on emotional eating offered at HRC


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – “Disordered Eating” is the topic of a free program to be presented on Jan. 23 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Health Resources Center in The Mall at Johnson City.

This program will teach the needed skills to provide participants with the knowledge and resources to break the habit of emotional eating. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel of professionals regarding this topic.

“Emotional eating is a topic that most of us are familiar with,” said Marsha Litton-Baker, Employee Assistance Program manager, Mountain States Health Alliance. “Many of us learn early in life that food can bring us comfort; as a result, individuals tend to turn to food to heal emotional problems and pain. This behavior can turn into a habit, preventing us from learning skills and techniques that can effectively help us with our stress.” “Disordered Eating” is sponsored by the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee-Northeast, and supported by Mountain States Health Alliance, East Tennessee State University and Frontier Health.

Speakers will be Marsha Litton-Baker, EAP Manager, MSHA; Kathy Benedetto, LPC, LMFT, SPE, Frontier Health; Dr. Merry Miller, ETSU; and Sarah Neil Webb, RD, MSHA.

A light lunch will be provided by Earth Fare.

For more information, call Misty Bays at 423-764-1113.

About Mountain States Health Alliance
Mountain States Health Alliance, a not-for-profit health care organization based in Johnson City, Tenn., operates a family of hospitals serving a 29-county, four-state region (Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Southeastern Kentucky and Western North Carolina). MSHA offers a large tertiary hospital, several community hospitals, two critical access hospitals, rehabilitation, a children’s hospital, a behavioral health hospital, home care and hospice services as well as a comprehensive medical management corporation. Its 13,500 team members, associated physicians and volunteers are committed to its mission of bringing loving care to health care. For more information, visit

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