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March 2011 Category


What does Vanderbilt Eat?

Mar. 4, 2011—Some good news about Vanderbilt employees: * Most of us have breakfast most days. * We’re pretty good about not snacking too much. * And while a lot of us weigh more than we should, we’re better off than the state and the country. But then, there’s this: when it comes to eating five servings of fruits or vegetables a day, we’re worse than the U.S. average, and we’re worse than the Tennessee average. We’re terrible, in fact, with only 14 percent of us meeting that nutrition recommendation threshold. The United States and Tennessee averages are both around 23 percent.

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Your world… and welcome to it

Mar. 4, 2011—Jamie Pope, dietitian, School of Nursing instructor, and New York Times bestselling author, shows how to shape your living environment to make changes you want to make.

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Six tips for running the race of good nutrition

Mar. 4, 2011—Marilyn Holmes, manager of Health Plus and a dietitian, gives ideas about how to change eating habits.

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Dining options plentiful across Vanderbilt’s campuses

Mar. 4, 2011—Vanderbilt’s campus holds options for just about every appetite and budget across both the Medical Center and University. compiled by Nancy Humphrey The Vanderbilt Clinic Courtyard Café — The Courtyard Café serves hot meals, grilled and deli sandwiches, pizza, sushi, salads, soups, etc. There are also stations for Mexican and Chinese food. Hours: 6 -10...

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Cats! Dogs! Snake?

Mar. 3, 2011—House Organ Pet Poll brings voters by the thousands by Wayne Wood Duke, the European Doberman who was photo­graphed lounging in his driveway by Wendy Ashe of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, was the royalty of the 2011 House Organ Pet Poll, which was conducted in conjunction with the annual “Pets of Vanderbilt” issue. Duke...

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Food Advisory Committee aims for diverse and healthy dining options

Mar. 3, 2011—In September 2009, a new Medical Center committee, aptly called the Food Advisory Committee, was established at the request of the Medical Center’s senior leadership to evaluate nutritional (food) options available on campus. The formation of this committee was in part response to a necessary evaluation process for which vendor would inhabit the space that...

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20K every day

Mar. 3, 2011—It’s 10 a.m. and Tom Christenbery has already logged 7,381 steps on his pedometer. He isn’t bragging. He has worked hard to shed 90 pounds and keep it off for the past five years. He thinks some of the things that have worked for him, can work for others, too.

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I wanted to feel better

Mar. 3, 2011—Holly Walsh is naturally a fitness inspiration to others with her “just do it” motto for exercise. A mention of her name in a room full of colleagues is accompanied by praise of how great she looks, how much weight she lost and kept off over time and admiration of her well-defined, toned arms.

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