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Boston Adventures

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Earlier this October, we were selected to present a poster on our Transformation of an Employee Wellness Program to Increase Nutrition Education Using Cost-Effective Measures at the national Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo.

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WMC Dietitians’ Poster Presentation

 

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WMC Dietitians (Maria and Alyssa) along the pier in Boston!

That meant traveling to Boston! Luckily, we had some decent sweater weather.

Besides being poster presenters, we attended a Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management program.

Our Boston adventure consisted mostly of sitting in a conference room for over 8 hours. Thankfully, a continental breakfast was provided. 

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Well-balanced breakfast utilizing the MyPlate Method!

Now, we could not enjoy Boston without trying a few dishes from the local restaurants. The healthy eating tips we tried to remember while traveling involved: utilizing the MyPlate Method for well-balanced meals, asking for smaller portions, and sharing a dessert.

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Although we walked for miles in order to take in the scenery, the hotel provided a decent gym to complete a quick 30-minute workout. Alyssa even did some weight training that involved tossing tea into the Boston Harbor!

Overall, Boston was a success! Took in a few sites, tried a few dishes, presented our hard work, and completed a certificate of training in adult weight management. 

Cheers from Boston!

-Alyssa and Maria

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Visiting Cheers Restaurant!
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Race Day Memories

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Check out these photos from the first WMC Healthy U 5K Run & Walk! Hope to see everyone again next year!

Special thanks to Tamara’s Camera Photography for capturing a few race day memories!

Thank You from the WMC Wellness Dietitians

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The Weirton Medical Center Wellness Dietitians would like to thank those who either participated/volunteered their time at the first WMC Wellness 5K Run & Walk on Saturday, August 27, 2016. It was a huge success with 88 people registered! Approximately $3,800.00 was raised. Proceeds benefit the WMC BreastCare Center. 

Overall Winners:

  1. Angelo Quatroci 18:30
  2. Ron Riter 20:42
  3. Michael Weaver 21:46

Category 20 & Under:

  1. Angelo Quatroci 18:30
  2. Josh Stepp 25:02
  3. Ethan Henderson 26:11    

Category 21-30:

  1. Courtney Brancazio 32:16

Category 31-40:

  1. Jenna Starvaggi 26:59
  2. Jason Stepp 27:31
  3. Brandi Davis 27:36

Category 41 & Up:

  1. Ron Riter 20:42
  2. Michael Weaver 21:46
  3. Michael Cross 26:50
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WMC WELLNESS 5K RUN & WALK 2016

Sponsors:  Hancock County Savings Bank, FSB; Altair Development; DeeJay’s; Healthways, INC; Med Express; Weirton Lumber CO. 

Donations: Cain’s Barber Shop; Gus’s Goodies; Fox’s Pizza Den; Hibbett Sports; Holiday Inn-Weirton; Ruff Creek Markets; Tudors Biscuit World; WMC Food and Nutrition Dept. 

Volunteers: Madonna HS Girls Soccer Team & Staff; WMC Volunteers; WMC Staff Members. 

A special thanks to Weirton Police and Fire Departments for monitoring the safety of our participants!

We hope to see everyone next year! Please look for event pictures within the next week!

Sincerely,

The WMC Wellness Dietitians

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On-Site Registration/Packet Pick-Up Info for WMC Wellness Walk & Run 2016

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Good Morning WMC and Friends!

Are you ready for the race this weekend? The WMC Wellness Dietitians sure are! Here are some last-minute details for race day:

  • On-site Registration/Packet Pickup begins at 7:45am and ends at 8:15am.
  • Parking will be in the WMC Employee Parking lot at the rear of Hospital (follow signs).
  • Race beings promptly at 8:30am.

*Note: Onsite registration will be available the day of the race. Price remains the same: $30 for adults and $20 for young adults (18 and under). Children five (5) and under enter for free. T-shirts and gift bags are on a first come-first serve basis. 

Snacks, awards, and giveaways will be handed out at the finish of the race.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Questions? Please call the WMC Dietitians at 304-797-6075.

 

Parking and event location are listed in the picture below: Race Photo

Basket Raffle

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Hey WMC and friends!

The WMC Wellness Dietitians are raffling off gift baskets🎁. All proceeds benefit the construction of the WMC BreastCare Center💗. Gift baskets include: a free overnight stay with Holiday Inn (Weirton), $30 worth in gift cards from Fox’s Pizza, $25 gift card to Cain’s Barber Shop, and ammenities🍕🏈💅🏻🎟! Visit the Food and Nutrition office to purchase tickets or stop by the cafeteria😊🎟!

Healthy U Wellness 5K Run & Walk 2016

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Hello friends of Weirton Medical Center, 

The WMC Wellness Dietitians invite you to join us as a participant in the “Healthy U Wellness Run & Walk 2016”. This will be hospital’s first 5k run & walk. All proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the soon-to-be constructed WMC BreastCare Center. WMC recognizes the link between healthier lifestyles and breast cancer risk reduction and strives to provide multidisciplinary care to offer treatment and preventive services.

This race will include post-race snacks, information booths, giveaways, etc. 

We thank you for your community support and look forward to having a fun event! 

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Date: August 27, 2016

Time: 8:00am-11:00am

Location: Weirton Medical Center

Cost: Child – $20; Adult – $30

 

 

Ways to purchase tickets:

  • Visit the WMC cashier’s desk in the main lobby.
  • Online Here!

Questions? Contact us at: wmcwellnessrds@gmail.com or 304-797-6075.

Ready, Set, 5K!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Rhubarb Chicken Dinner Recipe

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A local winery provides monthly specials on their wines. May happened to be all about “Rhubarb”. I questioned the sweetness/tartness of the wine but it ended up having a nice aftertaste. Did you know that this vegetable was first utilized for medicinal purposes? Instead of pairing tangy/tart with sweet all the time, take some advice from the British and pair rhubarb with a spicy ginger!

In order to be adventurous, I decided to try a new dish with the wine. I ended up tweaking a recommended chicken recipe. You know what, it ended up being pretty tasty! Plus, the perk of the recipe was that it only took 30 mins of my time. The strawberries and garlic seemed to tone down the tartness of the wine. I was instructed to keep this recipe on hand 🙂 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 package of boneless chicken tenderloins (~6 pieces). 
  • ~6 garlic cloves (diced)
  • 1/2 cup Rhubarb wine
  • 5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 5 large strawberries (sliced)
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. Wash and pat chicken dry. Salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Sear chicken in a skillet until they are golden brown. (Took me about 10 mins). Then transfer to a platter. 
  3. Reduce the skillet’s heat to medium and cook the garlic and thyme for about 1 minute. Then stir in the wine. 
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients (honey, strawberries, salt/pepper) and stir.
  5. Place the chicken back in the skillet and simmer until the chicken is fully cooked. (Took me about 20-25 mins). 
  6. ENJOY!
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I added a whole strawberry for garnish and paired the dish with green beans and mashed potatoes.