UTHSCT offers healthy recipes, cooking demonstrations to celebrate Registered Dietitian Day, Wednesday, March 9

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

What better way to celebrate Registered Dietitian Day than to demonstrate how to cook healthy recipes. That’s what will be happening from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Blue Star Café on The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler campus.

“March is also National Nutrition Month, which is sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. This year’s theme is ‘Eat, Learn, Live with Color’ and its aim is to help you make healthy choices by including a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and dairy into your diet every day,” said UTHSCT dietitian Jill Coble.

Chef Cole Croghan will demonstrate how to prepare garbanzo beans, Coble added. Handouts showing you how to add fruits and vegetables to your diet will also be available. Dietitians Janet Baca, Erin Langewisch, and Coble will be on hand to answer questions.

In addition, food donations for the East Texas Food Bank will be collected and donors will be entered in a drawing for a door prize.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2010, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 75 competitive grants and contracts totaling more than $14 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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