The Coaldale TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter invites the public to a free program to learn how to create healthy resolutions at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Education Room of St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Kim Werner Otto, a pediatric nurse practitioner at St. Luke's Rural Health Centers, will talk about eating a healthy diet and planning meals with good nutritional value. Learn how to fit exercise into a busy schedule and make a commitment to yourself to make positive changes that become a regular part of your everyday life.

As the mother of four teenagers, Otto knows first-hand how busy life can get.

"I am busy with kids' events most of the time, working as well at our family business Otto's Pitstop Deli in Lehighton," she says. "However, I commit to exercise almost every day and watch my diet carefully ... and I have finally learned to do that without being so hard on myself."

Otto earned her diploma in nursing from St. Luke's School of Nursing, a BSN from Columbia University and a MSN from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on her doctorate.

TOPS Club Inc., was established more than 62 years ago to champion weight-loss support and success.

Visitors are welcome to attend their first meeting free of charge.

For more information, contact Kathy Ruff at (570) 645-3059 or e-mail at