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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2008

CONTACT: M. “Peggy” Salisbury 908-771-5730;
Norma T. Sheld 908-771-5815

 

Good nutrition was celebrated at RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital
 
during National Nutrition Month®

Members of RUNNELLS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff
Members of RUNNELLS’ Food and Nutrition Services staff (left to right, front row) Chyiru Lee, MS (Master of Science), RD (Registered Dietitian), Clinical Dietitian, Livingston; Priya Solanki, RD, Clinical Dietitian, Cedar Knolls and Rosemarie Fenchel RD, Chief Clinical Dietitian, Livingston. (back row) Laura Minarck, RD, Clinical Dietitian, New Providence; Garry Feurberg, DHCFA, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Elizabeth and Suellen Gilmore, RD, Clinical Dietitian, Plainfield.
Ernie Salvati, chairman of the Resident Council of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County, formerly of Roselle Park (right) gets nutritional advice and samples from Laura Minarck, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Ernie Salvati, chairman of the Resident Council of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County, formerly of Roselle Park (right) gets nutritional advice and samples from Laura Minarck, RD (Registered Dietitian), Clinical Dietitian, New Providence (left); Rosemarie Fenchel RD, Chief Clinical Dietitian, Livingston (second from left) and Chyiru Lee, MS (Master of Science), RD, Clinical Dietitian, Livingston (2nd from right).

Celebrate good health thru sound nutrition! That’s what the staff of Food and Nutrition Services of RUNNELLS Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights did. National Nutrition Month®, the American Dietetic Association’s nutrition education and information campaign was enjoyed with tips including handling, storing and getting the 5-a-day fruits and veggies we need, how to get your daily fiber; the importance of whole grains and heart healthy foods.

The exhibit featured something very valuable, the presence of registered dietitians who were qualified to answer nutrition-related questions from residents, patients, staff and visitors. Their focus was on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. There were healthy choices to sample for crackers, butter-like spreads, peanut butter and snacks; information about ways to have a healthier lifestyle thru better nutrition and a chance to have your Body Mass Index measured.

RUNNELLS Food and Nutrition Services staff takes pride in the fact that specific diets are tailored to meet the needs of each resident and patient every day.

RUNNELLS is located at 40 Watchung Way in Berkeley Heights.