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Enthusiastic audience learns, eats at free St. Anthony Community Hospital cooking event


 
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Enthusiastic audience learns, eats at free St. Anthony Community Hospital cooking event
 
WARWICK (April 12) – 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.
                                  


About Bon Secours Charity Health System
 
Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York.

Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.  

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors, the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

 


Carmela Decker, a chef at St. Anthony Community Hospital and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, prepares a chicken dish during a community presentation at April 11 at Mount Alverno Center. Decker fielded questions while demonstrating simple, tasty and nutritious ways to enhance meals.



St. Anthony Community Hospital Lead Dietitian Janine Killeen offers an entertaining presentation, “Get Your Plate In Shape,” stressing the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.



Enjoying the healthy and tasty dish are, clockwise from left, Jerry and Lucy Fischetti, Hakimah Alzahra and Cindy and Vince Copello.



Serving a “Get Your Plate in Shape” special are, from left, Gigi Fried, registered dietitian at St. Anthony Community Hospital; volunteer student dietitian Stacie Lynch; and Janine Killeen, the hospital’s lead dietitian.
 
 





 

 

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