Nine months ago, Sodexo initiated the "Eat This, Learn That!" taste testing program to educate MUSC employees about the Wellness & You recipe offerings available for purchase at World Cuisine in the university hospital cafeteria.
During the taste tastings, "Eat This, Learn That!" participants learn about the healthy ingredients contained in the featured dish. They learn about Sodexo's initiatives to identify healthy items in the cafeteria and how to identify them using Wellness logos and Sodexo employees. Participants also receive a 10 percent discount on their next purchase of a wellness dish at World Cuisine.
The final educational taste-testing of the year is scheduled from noon to 12:30 p.m., Nov. 16 in Room 103, Colbert Educational Center & Library. The topic will be "Add Boost not Bulk: Effortlessly Build Your High-Fiber Diet" during which time healthy comfort foods will be discussed while participants sample the featured wellness dish, chicken harvest grain salad, which includes heart healthy barley and quinoa.
Registered dietitian, Katherine Boyce, will lead the question and answer session at the conclusion and participants will have the opportunity to purchase "ART of Healthy Cooking" cookbooks for $26. A portion of the proceeds from the cookbooks fund the Heart Health program, which is a pediatric weight management program complete with nutrition and fitness interventions offered at MUSC.
For information, visit http://www.muschealth.com/nutrition/wellness/events/eatthislearnthat.
Employee Wellness events
- Wellness Wednesday: Visit staff from Charleston Acupuncture Clinic from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nov. 16 in the Children's Hospital lobby
- Wellness Wednesday—flu shot clinic: Visit Employee Health for free flu shots for employees from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nov. 16 in Ashley River Tower.
- MUSC Employee Fitness Series: A free yoga class will be held at the MUSC Wellness Center from 4:15 - 4:45 p.m., Nov. 16. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Holistic Wellness Fair: Interact with businesses and practitioners who specialize in a array of complementary health and wellness disciplines from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Horseshoe.
Email email@example.com to become involved in employee wellness.