A hearty round of applause at the conclusion of a free National Nutrition Month informational event, “Get Your Plate In Shape,” was a good indication of the event’s success.
“This was fun. We had a wonderful time and we learned a lot about living a healthier lifestyle,” said Caryl Belmonte.”
St. Anthony Community Hospital hosted the April 11 cooking demonstration in the Greenbriar Room at Mount Alverno Center in Warwick.
Representatives of Morrison Food Service Management including Lead Dietitian Janine Killeen and Carmela Decker, assistant director and chef, were on hand to explain and demonstrate that colorful fresh fruits and vegetables are an integral part of healthy nutrition and good cooking.
Decker, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, prepared a chicken dish while fielding questions and demonstrating savory, colorful, nutritious and delicious ways to enhance meals through simple steps. Kileen, Decker and other volunteers then served the healthy and tasty meal to every guest.
Between dinner and dessert, Kileen served up a Power Point presentation, “Get Your Plate In Shape,” using visual aids to stress the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.
Everyone who attended also received a print copy of the presentation along with helpful nutrition, exercise and weight loss tips published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, the American Dietetic Association and Morrison Management Specialists.
Informational events and healthy cooking demonstrations are periodically offered as a community service for the public at St. Anthony Community Hospital. For information call 845-987-5197