(Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Plan) achieved repeat success for the
registered dietitian program and for the 51 individuals who
collectively lost 76 pounds and 18.9 percent body fat in six weeks.
President Dr. Ray Greenberg, right, congratulates HELP winners
Jen Franks (front row from left), Andrew Harmon and Angel
Payton-Harmon. Dietetic interns are Shani Friedman (middle row from
left), Tiffany Ricci, Jasmine Bautista and Kelsey Grobbel. Back row
from left are Lindsey Westbrook, Colleen Grandis, Kris Sollid and
The dietetic internship and clinical nutrition staff extended
appreciation to all of the employees who participated in the program
The program is a point-based competition that rewards participants with
points for adopting healthy lifestyle habits. Points are awarded for
attending educational weekly classes, keeping a food diary and exercise
log, losing excess weight, and decreasing body fat percentage.
Participants could also earn points for completing a post-quiz and an
The top three winners received cash prizes, $100 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place.
This year’s winners: q Angel Payton-Harmon, OPAC social work case
manager. She lost 8.2 pounds and had a 1.6 percent decrease in body fat
and also won the grand prize. q Jen Franks, a pediatric dietitian
took second place with a weight loss of 5.2 pounds and a 2.3 percent
decrease in body fat. q Andrew Harmon, mental health case manager
at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, came in third with a total
weight loss of 3.6 pounds and a 3.7 percent decrease in body fat.
MUSC President Ray Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., congratulated the HELP
winners for their hard work, and thanked the dietetic interns for
hosting the event.
Friday, April 3, 2009