Nourish America Continues Rural Senior Outreach With Southwestern Iowa Health Seminar

Attendees will get health and nutrition tips from authors, experts

SHENANDOAH, Iowa, August 4, 2009 --- Nourish America(tm), a national non-profit organization committed to improving the health of those in need, is holding a free public seminar for rural Iowa senior citizens on Tuesday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce in Shenandoah, Iowa. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with various national and local experts on health care, nutrition, immune health, physical activity and occupational therapy.

Attendees will learn why keeping themselves healthy year-round will be especially helpful in staying well during the upcoming cold and flu season. Available public resources for Southwestern Iowa seniors will be discussed, as will tips on body energy conservation techniques to make daily activities more productive and low-impact fitness routines that can be done indoors during cold weather. Additionally, attendees will learn about the importance of keeping the immune system balanced and will receive a bottle of EpiCor(R), an immune health supplement manufactured by Embria Health Sciences. Light refreshments will be served. Attending experts include:
---Michael Morton, Ph.D., Nourish America Executive Director and author
---Amber McCaskill, Southwest 8 Senior Services
---Dr. Stuart Reeves, Embria Health Sciences Research & Development Director and author of The Key to a Healthy Immune System
---Nikki Carlson and Lisa Walker, Shenandoah Medical Center

This seminar is part of Nourish America's ongoing Rural Senior Health Project that educates seniors who may have limited access to preventative medical information. Throughout the winter of 2008, the Project provided more than 4,000 seniors in rural Iowa and Idaho with immune health support and education.

"Nourish America is pleased to be back in Shenandoah to arm its seniors with information on the latest in immune health, as well as connect them with local experts, resources and programs," said Michael Morton, executive director of Nourish America. "The Rural Senior Health Project focuses on this group of citizens that is so often overlooked as 'high-risk' for colds and influenza, yet often the most debilitated when they get sick. Our goal is to help seniors stay healthy now to prevent illness later."

About Embria Health Sciences and EpiCor:
Embria Health Sciences,, combines science and nature to bring high-quality, research-based natural ingredients to the global human nutrition market. Embria's flagship ingredient, EpiCor, is an all-natural product designed to modulate and balance the human immune system and is manufactured using a proprietary technology, which produces vital metabolites, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that deliver nutritional benefits and support increased bioavailability. Recent human clinical studies show EpiCor significantly decreases the incidence of some common symptoms associated with seasonal allergies, and decreases the incidence and duration of cold and flu symptoms. EpiCor has also been shown to possess anti-inflammatory activity, and activates crucial defense cells (Natural Killer, T-, and B-cells). For more information on immune health, visit

About Nourish America:
Nourish America is an award-winning 501(c)3 organization committed to improving the health of those in need through nutritional supplements, nourishing foods (including naturals and organics) and health education. Each day, Nourish America supports the nutrient intake of 30,000 children, 34,000 low-income seniors and 12,000 National Guard men and women across the United States. Nourish America also provides nutritional support to evacuees, victims and emergency workers during domestic disasters. Nourish America has received high ratings three years in a row for its fiscal management from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading charity watchdog organization. Independent audits of Nourish America's finances show that more than 96 percent of all donations go directly to programs and those served. Donations can be made online at or through the chance2GIVE charity app found on iPhone and iPod touch.

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