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Healthy Habits Kitchen Mindful Eating Workshop

Healthy Habits Kitchen (www.healthyhabitskitchen.com), a company dedicated to helping busy families eat healthy,  announced an event designed to free people from an unhealthy body image and behaviors. On Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 6:30 – 8 pm, Healthy Habits Kitchen will host Mindful Eating, a dinner and workshop, along with Diana Cullum-Dugan, RD, LDN, RYT, a Watertown resident and nutrition expert.

Mindful eating shifts our consciousness from unintentional triggers that lead to unsatisfying and unhealthy choices to acceptance and awareness of the present moment where change begins. At Mindful Eating, attendees will explore their relationship with food, body image and emotions, as well as provide freedom from emotional eating, a greater awareness of when one is hungry or satisfied and the ability to let go of perfection.

Cullum-Dugan is a registered dietitian and Anusara-inspired yoga teacher with a specialty in weight management and binge and compulsive eating. Her interest in nutrition began as a pre-teen when she struggled with her own weight. She has managed the outpatient Nutrition and Weight Management Center at Boston Medical Center, has directed multiple clinical trials and taught numerous workshops and classes.

Healthy Habits Kitchen creates and sells healthy meal kits that contain everything that is needed to cook a nutritionally balanced meal easily in less than 30 minutes. The kits contain ingredients like pre-chopped vegetables and fruit, a protein, sauce and spices, depending upon the recipe. Individuals follow the directions on the box, making dinner entrees like Broiled Tilapia with Thai Coconut Curry Sauce, Fruited Chicken Curry Stew, Quick and Healthy Chili and Shrimp Putanesca with Wheat Pasta.

Mindful Eating will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 6:30 – 8 pm at Healthy Habits Kitchen, which is located at 36 Washington Street, Suite 2 in Wellesley. RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, visit http://healthyhabitskitchen.com/fp_menu/current_events.php or call (781) 235-6325.

About Healthy Habits Kitchen

Founded in 2007 and based in Wellesley, MA, Healthy Habits Kitchen creates affordable, nutritionist-approved meals that are ready to be cooked for a hot, healthy and restaurant-quality meal in minutes. It’s home cooking without the time-consuming chopping, meal planning and grocery shopping, and superior restaurant flavors without the high cost, caloric content and fat. For more information, visit www.healthyhabitskitchen.com.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital to Host Community Health Fair

Residents of the surrounding communities are invited to a FREE community health fair on Sunday, March 6 from 9am to 12noon at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington Street, Newton. The fair will be held in the Bowles Conference Center on the second floor.

Highlights to include complimentary health screenings such as bone density, cholesterol, blood pressure, lower back, and peripheral arterial disease screening. Screening availability is on a first come-first served basis.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screenings will also be offered by appointment only. A non-invasive ultrasound of the abdominal area to look for an enlargement of the aorta, AAA screenings are for eligible participants only. To find out if you qualify for a free AAA screening, call CareFinder at 617-243-6622.

Take charge of your health and receive the latest information on a variety of topics, including: cancer prevention, women’s health issues, cardiovascular health, diabetes, vascular health, joint health, nutrition. Mini exercise demos will be offered throughout the morning event. Attendees will also enjoy healthy snacks from Cabot Cheese, Whole Foods and have an opportunity to win door prizes.

For more information, visit www.nwh.org/community or call 617.243.6622.


Wellesley Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” at May’s Gallery

On Wednesday, February 16, the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce held a “Business After Hours” event. The evening of networking, beverages, and appetizers was sponsored and hosted by May’s Gallery.

Photos by Beth Furman – beth@wellesleywestonmagazine.com