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Dietetic interns promote healthy
Stop by Health 1st’s Wellness Wednesday
table in the Children’s Hospital lobby between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March
26 to receive nutritional information, play games and have a chance to
win prizes from the dietetic interns.
National Nutrition Month began in March of 1973, as National Nutriton
Week, and was started by the American Dietetic Association to
promote nutrition awareness to the public.
This year’s topic—It’s a Matter of Fact—highlights the dietitians role.
In honor of National Nutrition Month, MUSC dietetic interns are
having a Wellness Wednesday designed to educate participants with a
variety of nutrition facts.
This Wellness Wednesday features games and handouts as a fun way to
share nutrition facts. Participants have the chance to enter a giveaway
for prizes, and are encouraged to read the fun nutrition facts that
have been posted above the fruit baskets in the cafeteria and above the
middle ice machine.
Listed below are a few simple tips from the American Dietetic
Association to improve nutrition and health:
- Make your sandwich on whole grain bread is a great way to
get in fiber.
- Play active games with family or friends after dinner
provides a fun calorie burn.
- Use darker colored leafy greens, like spinach or romaine in
place of iceberg lettuce, thus adding more vitamins to a salad.
- Choose reduced or fat free milk to cut 30-60 calories from
- Use exercise, instead of a lunch or coffee date, with a
friend makes physical activity more enjoyable.
- Include vegetables when topping your pizza instead of meat;
it adds vitamins and fiber to the pizza and reduces calories and
- Get up and move during commercial breaks to help you
get exercise in throughout the day.
- Choose a high fiber cereal, like Raisin Bran or Fiber One,
in the morning to meet your daily fiber needs.
- Replace fat and oil with applesauce when baking breads,
cakes, and brownies to reduce the calories per serving.
Stop by Health 1st’s Wellness Wednesday table between 10 a.m. and 1
p.m. March 26 in the lobby of Children’s Hospital to receive facts
- Bring colorful fruits or vegetable snacks such as red
peppers, carrots, grapes, or bananas to munch on at work to help reach
fruit and vegetable requirements.
Worksite screening at Harborview Office Tower on April 24 and Cannon
Place on May 8.
Subscribers of the state health plan can receive a thorough preventive
health screening at the above locations/dates. This screening, valued
at $200, is available for $15. Employees without this insurance can
participate for $38. This screening includes height, weight, blood
pressure and a blood draw for blood chemistry profile, hemogram, and a
blood lipid profile.
For more information and to sign up go to http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/health1st.
Weekly tips from the Healthy
S.C. ChallengeHealthy S.C. Challenge is a results-oriented
initiative created by Gov. Mark Sanford and first lady Jenny Sanford to
motivate people to start making choices that can improve health and
well-being. Visit http://www.healthysc.gov.
By walking an extra five minutes a day you can burn an additional 24
calories per workout.
Editor's note: The preceding
column was brought to you on behalf of Health 1st. Striving to bring
various topics and representing numerous employee wellness
organizations and committees on campus, this weekly column seeks to
provide MUSC, MUHA and UMA employees with current and helpful
information concerning all aspects of health.
Friday, March 21, 2008
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