National Women’s Health Week May 9th-15th, 2021 - CulinArt Group

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National Women’s Health Week May 9th-15th, 2021

Happy National Women’s Health Week (NWHW)! Let’s begin a weeklong, health strong movement to celebrate wonderful women. The week of May 9-15, 2021 serves as a reminder for all women and girls, to make their health a priority, both physically and mentally. Health is an act of self care, which is not all facials and bubble baths. Self care is providing yourself with intentional activities to enhance your energy, restore health, and rejuvenate mental well-being. Self care is the practice of prioritizing emotional, physiological, and physical needs. So let this be a week to focus on YOU and celebrate all aspects of health! The time is now to take health in your hands.

Now, how can you actually better your health and overall well being? The first step is by taking care of your body AND your mind! Appreciate all they do for you, as they work together to provide optimal health.

Here are 5 easy steps to get started:

  1. Talk to a professional. Depending on your needs whether that be optimize your diet with the help of a dietitian, cope with mental stress through a psychologist, or get help from a physician to help your underlying health conditions, a professional can always help provide the best care!
  2. Find a lifestyle that is maintainable for your nutrition and activity goals. Research has found that “Yo-yo” dieting is detrimental to long term health. Implement long term success by finding healthful foods you enjoy and experiment with home-cooked meals! Try meal prepping, batch cooking, using seasonal produce, and creating healthful, nourishing meals. Seek out ways that help you stay physically active, such as walking, swimming, biking, dancing, yoga, or doing household chores more frequently. Find movement that is enjoyable and sustainable for you.
  3. Take care of your mental health. Stay connected to family and friends, express emotions to a professional, journal thoughts, incorporate mindfulness activities, practice gratitude.
  4. Find ways to manage stress. Women are human, and humans get stressed. The solution is not to eliminate stress (as that would be impossible), but finding ways to manage it! Some helpful ways include breathing exercises, stretching, writing out thoughts, getting enough sleep, talking to a loved one, helping others, getting moving, eating balanced meals, limiting alcohol and caffeine, meditating, or talking to a professional.
  5. Practice good sleep hygiene. Proper sleep helps cognition, mental, physical health, and immunity. Follow a night time routine to wind you down before bed. Be consistent in the times you sleep and wake up to facilitate your circadian rhythm to improve your mental and physical health, and boost. Aim for at least 7 hours of sleep. Try winding down with a cup of warm tea, taking a hot shower, applying skin care products and moisturizer, reading, or writing. Avoid screen time before bed to keep you for staying up due to bluelight and mental stimulation!
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“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“Thank you so very much for the AMAZING dinner you provided for the President, Dean and Jim & Marilyn Simons. They really enjoyed it!! It was perfectly thought out and delicious. Your expertise and impeccable presentation and taste were truly appreciated!”

“I have really appreciated the wonderful cafeteria staff we have via Culinart and the thoughtful meals they provide our kids. They're truly one in a million. I have also really appreciated the dedication Parker and CulinArt share to sustainability and green practices on campus. I am so thankful that Parker has chosen CulinArt, a company that shares Parker values, and that they took the time and effort at such a hard time to make sure that Parker is always on the forefront of green practices and safety - never compromising.”

“The roasted tofu/noodle/edamame arugula salad with cabbage, carrots and red peppers was something that I would buy from a restaurant or food truck without question. It would win best school lunch in the U.S. without a doubt if there was such a competition! The textures and flavors were a perfect blend, tied together by an excellent dressing. I don't think anyone would be mad if that popped up on the menu every week. Thanks again to you and your staff for such high-quality food!”

“I wanted to let you know that for this entire school year I have been so well fed! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE all the diversity of salad choices we have each day and the amazing entrees.  My favorites are the carnitas, chili, curry, and cajun chicken days.  I am so grateful for all the care that goes into the food because I know I do not eat enough vegetables or balanced meals without you and your crew's work.  Thank you so much!  You take such great care of us!!”

“We want to take a moment to celebrate all the employees who worked on the front lines during unprecedented times. Your efforts and dedication to going above and beyond are noticed and appreciated. Thank you for being the heart and soul of CulinArt Group. We couldn’t do this without you. Chef Jay and Chef Paul have been so awesome in the Hubbell Café.  There has been significant change, but they take it in stride and keep the delicious food coming.  We truly appreciate them!”

“I just wanted to touch base as another school year draws to end. I cannot thank you enough for how smoothly this year went. Chef Felix [Herrera] and his staff made it seamless in a year with lots of wrinkles.    ”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“We were totally impressed by the presentation and care in which these new team members were brought into the CulinArt family. So happy we made the decision to choose CulinArt Group.”

“This has been a year of unprecedented uncertainty, but through it all, Denee, chef Darby, Samantha, and the whole CulinArt team, provided the best dining experience the school has had in my thirteen year tenure.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with them, and I can't wait for next year when the craziness of COVID brings everyone back into the dining hall for meals. We look forward to working with Denee, Chef Darby, Samantha, and the rest of the CulinArt team again next year.”

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