Mike McDonnough, Hassan Dashti and Ruth Wendel, dietetic interns in the Department of Nutrition

Dietetic interns, from left to right: Hassan Dashti, Michael McDonnough and Ruth Wendel

Dietetic interns, from left to right: Hassan Dashti, Michael McDonnough and Ruth Wendel

For the entire month of March, the Department of Nutrition at Brigham and Women’s Hospital will celebrate National Nutrition Month with a wonderful mix of activities aimed at promoting a healthier BWH community.

BWH employees will have opportunities to add to their nutrition knowledge, engage in physical fitness competitions with colleagues, learn about the latest research conducted at BWH and have a chance to win prizes every week.

The month’s activities, coordinated by the BWH dietetic interns, are divided into weekly themes, including Nutrition Research Awareness, Cooking and Fitness, which are designed to encourage employees to experience the benefits of developing sound eating and physical activity habits in a fun, educational and social environment.

Visit their table in the cafeteria for the first two weeks of March, or participate in the following activities.

Week 1 (February 29 – March 4):
BWH Nutrition Research Awareness
and Nutrition Trivia Contest

Test your nutrition knowledge and learn more about the innovative research being conducted at BWH, exploring the most pressing nutritional issues and aiming to improve the way we approach nutrition in
the future.

Week 2 (March 7 – March 11):
Recipe/Cooking Contest

We invite BWH employees to release their inner chef and showcase their culinary talents, utilizing the freshest local ingredients to create the most delicious, balanced and nutritious recipes and share them with the BWH community. Email BWHNutrition@partners.org.

Week 3 (March 14 – 18):
Fitness Competition

Whether you’re using a Fitbit or the latest fitness phone app, everyone seems to be tracking their steps these days. Think you’ve got the most moves? Here’s your chance to win! BWH will reward the employee who tracks the most steps with a fitness-related prize. Enter by emailing BWHNutrition@partners.org.

Week 4 (March 21 – 25):
Ask a BWH Dietitian

Have burning questions about nutrition? Ask the experts from BWH’s Nutrition Department.  Tweet your questions to the BWH dietitians at @bwhnutrimonth or email them to BWHNutrition@partners.org.