by Laura Patrick, Janet Carter and Annie Lovering Steele
ART of Healthy Cooking, a healthy cookbook reflecting Charleston cuisine, is available for purchase at MUSC.
There are 498 recipes from some of MUSC’s and Charleston’s best cooks
offering classics, fast family meals, vegetarian entrees, special
allergy considerations and more. Adding to your understanding of
nutrition, you can enjoy meals that advance the state of nutritional
“art” with the most current dietary information given by Janet Carter,
registered dietitian. Eight MUSC dietetic interns contributed to the
nutritional analysis of the recipes, optimizing each for heart health.
The intern team was one of the most important components in the success
of this cookbook.
ART of Healthy Cooking was a team effort during the past two years
among Medical University Women’s Club (MUWC), Heart Health and Health
1st. The idea of combining healthy recipes complemented by the artwork
from Ashley River Tower was inspired by an Ashley River Tower Hospital
brochure and lead to the title as a link to ART. While the title is a
tribute to Ashley River Tower Hospital, the recipes were collected from
a wide range of MUSC family members including employees, students, MUWC
and the Contemporary Carolina Collection @ ART artists.
MUSC President Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., and wife, Leah, offered
their support by writing the introduction to the cookbook (as well as
by donating many recipes). This project is more than a cookbook
promoting healthy nutrition; it is an art book that celebrates South
Carolina cooks, artists, and MUSC.
Proceeds from book sales
- MUWC (http://www.musc.edu/womensclub/)—MUWC
was founded in 1966 with a mission to promote good will, interest in,
and support of MUSC, and to provide activities that promote fellowship
and bring the members into a closer relationship. The organization
supports MUSC through volunteerism and by awarding scholarships to
carefully selected students from the six colleges. Each summer, the
MUWC scholarship program invites students from all six MUSC colleges
who have financial need to apply for its annual scholarships. Awards
are generated through proceeds of the club’s dues and various
fundraisers. The money received by MUWC from the sale of ART of Healthy
Cooking will go to fund these MUSC student scholarships.
- Heart Health (http://www.muschealth.com/pediatrichearthealth)—Heart
Health is the pediatric weight management program of the MUSC
Children’s Hospital and the preventive cardiology service of the
Children’s Heart Center. A family-centered and lifestyle-oriented
program, Heart Health is appropriate for pediatric patients ages two
and older who have chronic abnormal weight gain, often in the setting
of associated cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol,
high blood pressure, or pre-diabetes. Heart Health is an opportunity
for children and adolescents to receive comprehensive, family-focused,
individualized weight management and health counseling by a registered
dietitian under close medical supervision. Heart Health teaches
families how to improve diet and lifestyle in order to manage weight
and improve cardiovascular risk factors through a series of one-on-one
counseling sessions, group education sessions, fitness sessions, and
other activities. Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will go toward
the cost of educational tools and material given to children
participating in Heart Health.
- Health 1st (http://www.musc.edu/medcenter/health1st)—Health
1st, MUSC’s Employee Wellness Program, was established to promote the
health and well-being of the MUSC family. Health 1st encourages and
facilitates employee efforts to improve healthy habits by offering a
variety of programs and activities, most of which are free. Examples
include the MUSC Farmer’s Market, monthly worksite screenings, Smoking
Cessation and other healthy lifestyle classes, wellness team
competitions, chair massages, group walks, and more. Cookbook proceeds
received by Health 1st will go toward the purchase of pedometers for
For information or to reserve a cookbook, e-mail email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 27, 2009