National Nutrition Month focuses on this year’s theme, “Eat Right with
The annual campaign created by the American Dietetic Association
focuses on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and
physical activity habits. Registered Dietitian Day, also celebrated in
March, increases awareness of registered dietitians as the
indispensable providers of food and nutrition services and recognizes
them for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthy lives.
Employee Wellness is partnering with Sodexo and registered dietitians
to celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with the campaign, MUSC
Good Eats! The kickoff event is scheduled from noon to
1 p.m., March 2 under the portico.
The event will feature a cooking demonstration with executive chef Fred
Bennett and guest Farrah Hoffmire from Organic Process. Hoffmire’s
Giddy Goat Cheese, which was selected as the secret ingredient for the
Charleston Food and Wine Festival’s Top Chef Competition, will be a
featured ingredient in Bennett’s presentation and will be offered at
the farmers market starting March 18.
Activities and events include:
Friday, Feb. 25,
- MUSC cafeterias will be offering special
Wellness and You items each week, including a Meatless Monday menu
option to encourage patients and employees to explore alternative meal
- Wellness Wednesday Booths, hosted by MUSC
dietetic interns, will focus on tips for healthy eating and are
scheduled for March 2 in Ashley River Tower (ART); March 9 in the
Children’s Hospital lobby; March 16 in ART; March 23 in the Children’s
Hospital lobby; and March 30 in ART.
- A lunch and learn series will be held from
12:15 to 12:45 p.m. March 9, March 23 and March 30 in Room 102 of the
Colbert Education Center & Library. Register at
- Eat This, Learn That! Taste some of Sodexo's
Wellness & You options while you learn about healthy eating and
good nutrition. Join Janet Carter from noon to 12:30 p.m. on March 16
in Room 107 of the Colbert Education Center & Library to celebrate
National Nutrition Month's “Eat Right with Color” theme. Register at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will receive free samples and a 10
percent off coupon for the Wellness & You item featured in the
University Hospital cafeteria.
- Dietitians and nutrition experts will provide
educational materials and samples at noon March 2 under the portico.