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HCH Hosting Workshop on 3 Food-Related Topics

August 30, 2018

CADIZ – Three food-related topics will be discussed at the next Lunch and Learn Workshop at Harrison Community Hospital (HCH), scheduled for Sept. 6.

The free noon workshop will address: “How to Read the New and Improved Nutrition Food Label,” “Portion Distortion” and “Food Safety.” RN Carol Teter, community nurse educator, will lead the workshop.

The Food and Drug Administration has designed a new and improved food label. The changes show:
? “added” sugars, which are those not naturally found in the product.
? healthy fats (mono- and polyunsaturated fats) as opposed to unhealthy fats.
? serving size and calories per serving.
? an additional vitamin and a mineral added to the list.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned or packaged food used regularly to go over the food label.

“Portion Distortion” will address the amount of food eaten in the U.S. America is the land of excess, and nowhere it that more evident that with the food consumed. An article on the over-the-top amount of calories in restaurant meals will be shared, and a slide show will be included.

Every year more than 300,000 Americans experience food poisoning, with some requiring hospitalization. “Food Safety” will address ways to prepare, serve and store food that is delicious yet safe. Educational literature will be available and a quick-read thermometer will be demonstrated.

The workshops meet in the HCH cafeteria the first Thursday of every month, except for December. Attendees may buy a lunch or bring their own. Light refreshments are served. Reservations are not needed. The Oct. 4 Lunch and Learn topic, also led by Teter, will be “Neither Feast nor Famine: Tactics and Strategies for Losing Weight.”

HCH is a division of Wheeling Hospital.

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