Beginning next month, WestCare Wellness will host a monthly series of health and wellness events entitled “Tuesdays to Thrive” in partnership with Jackson County Department of Public Health.
Tuesdays to Thrive events, which are free and open to the public, will focus on timely health topics using a whole-body approach. Attendees can learn valuable information, including preventative tips and evidencebased practices, about important health topics like diabetes, asthma and allergies, skin cancer prevention, cooking for a healthy weight, and more.
The first event, which will focus on preparing healthy family meals, will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the main lobby at Harris Regional Hospital and will also feature a recipe contest and cooking contest. Attendees may sign up to participate in the “Kitchen Showdown Competition,” in which family teams (consisting of two or more people) may submit a recipe using healthy ingredients, and, if selected, prepare their recipe at the event. A panel of judges will select the winning recipe based on taste. Those interested in participating can find a recipe submission form at www.westcarehealth.org/tuesdays-tothrive/ kitchen-showdown-rules. To participate in the competition, recipes must be submitted by Thursday, Aug. 28. Ideas for quick, healthy meals and cooking tips will also be shared.