|Health 1st, chef to host live cooking demonstration
The holidays don’t have to equate to weight gain.MUSC, East Cooper
Medical Center, Roper Saint Francis Healthcare System, Trident Medical
Center and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) are joining
together to fight weight gain this holiday season, bringing healthy
holiday tips and dinner options to the community.
In support of this campaign, Health 1st Employee Wellness and MUSC
Executive Chef Fred Bennett are hosting a healthy holiday cooking
event, Healthy Holiday Live, at noon on Friday, Nov. 19 in front of the
Colbert Education Center & Library at the farmers market.
The Charleston community, MUSC employees and other invited guests will
enjoy a live cooking demonstration featuring Bennett preparing healthy
meals and tips on how to cook and eat healthy this holiday season.
Following Sodexo’s Fresh Inspiration design, Bennett is focusing on
wellness, diversity, and sustainability using produce purchased from
MUSC’s farmers market. At Healthy Holiday Live, attendees will have the
opportunity to purchase items listed on Bennett’s recipes at MUSC’s
farmers market. Dietitians and health experts from the MUSC community
will also be on hand to answer questions and provide information on
In addition to this live event, SCHA is providing information and tips
on how to stay healthy and happy this holiday season. Chefs from the
partnering hospitals have submitted healthy dinner recipes that will be
featured Monday – Friday throughout the holidays. WCSC TV Live 5 News
will be running healthy holiday tips featuring nutrition experts from
each hospital and a special feature on how to prepare a healthy New
Year’s Day meal can be seen Dec. 27 during Live 5’s “News at Noon.”
A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health in 2000 suggests
that Americans probably gain about a pound during the winter holiday
season. This extra weight accumulates through the years and can be a
major contributor to obesity later in life. The holiday season poses
special risks for those who are already overweight. Studies show that
people who are overweight and obese are more likely to gain up to five
pounds than those who are not overweight. The knowledge that people
actually accumulate a large proportion of their yearly weight gain over
the winter holiday season may prove useful in treating overweight and
For more information on this campaign and to view video clips and
Health 1st events
- Chair massages:
Free massages are offered to employees on Tuesday nights and midday
Wednesdays. Look for broadcast messages for locations and times.
- Healthy Holiday
Live: Join Executive Chef Fred Bennett as he prepares delicious,
healthy holiday food featuring produce available from local farmers at
noon, Nov. 19, at the farmers market at the university hospital.
Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org to become involved in employee wellness at
MUSC. Events, speakers, classes or any other ideas are welcome.
farmers market: Shop for Thanksgiving cooking on Wednesday, Nov. 24 in
the Horseshoe and in the grassy area next to Ashley River Tower behind
Charleston Memorial Hospital. There will not be a farmers market on
Friday, Nov. 26.
Friday, Nov. 19, 2010