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March 7

LCH and West Chester University Partner for Nutrition

LCH health and Community Services and West Chester University have partnered to provide nutrition counseling.

Kennett Square, PA (March 6, 2023) — LCH Health and Community Services (LCH) and West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) have partnered to provide nutrition counseling at the LCH Kennett Square location.

The foundational pillar of LCH is the health and well-being of their patients “We are excited to harness the power of our community partnerships to enhance patient care at LCH.” commented LCH Director of Development, Kate Wickersham. “West Chester University’s College of Health Sciences (CHS) has the power of knowledge and innovation that will help us to provide personalized care that improves the health and happiness of our participants.”

These nutrition classes have brought educational resources to both patients and nonpatients of LCH. They are done virtually and in-person for those who wish to attend and are entirely free.

Nutrition counseling will bring educational resources to both patients and nonpatients of LCH. They are done virtually and in-person for those who wish to attend and are entirely free.

“Our partnership includes a program to provide nutrition counseling for interested participants supervised by myself as a Nutrition Professor and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and provided by graduate dietetic interns. CHS awarded us a grant, so that each participant will receive a fitness tracker that will monitor their physical activity, sleep, and blood pressure. Our aim is for each participant to make positive dietary changes that will improve their overall health.” said WCU Associate Professor of Nutrition Alessandra Sarcona, EdD, RDN.

To attend one of the nutrition counseling sessions please reach out to LCH Community Engagement and Education Manager, Norma Diego at


About LCH:

LCH (LCH Health and Community Services) is a diverse, dynamic health care and patient services team that is dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to stay healthy. LCH believes in quality, integrated, person-centered care that supports health and well-being for all. Founded in 1973, LCH has been changing lives for almost fifty years. LCH accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance. Insurance or no insurance, LCH will take care of you. LCH evaluates our patients to determine their eligibility for discounted services. Our sliding scale fees are based on patient’s income and family size. LCH doesn’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay.

About WCU:

Enrolling more than 17,000 students, West Chester University is the largest member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1871, the University is a comprehensive public institution, offering a diverse range of more than 200 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the campus in Philadelphia, and online. Six colleges and two schools comprise the University: University College, Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Wells School of Music, and the Graduate School.