HHP - A Partner in The Houston Wellness Challenge.
Interns from the Dietetic Internship Program at HHP are providing nutritional input for the 90 day Houston wellness challenge. Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Houston City Council Members and 15 Houston Corporate Executives have been invited to participate by being role models for the Challenge for 90 days.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker with HHP dietetic interns Sarah Seppa (right) and Jenna McClure (left)
UH dietetic interns will give complete nutritional assessments and will tailor specific menus to each participant and monitor them regularly.
The Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce is challenging Houston residents to live healthier lifestyles to prevent absenteeism, to prevent rising insurance and medical costs, increase productivity in the workplace and to be a positive influence on our next generation.
Houston Wellness Challenge Featured by KUHF Houston
Houston's KUHF featured the wellness challenge on radio and online in an article titled: "Adopting A Healthier Lifestyle"
Below is an excerpt from the article:
The City of Houston is taking part in a 90-day Wellness Challenge in a program of diet and fitness to promote a healthy lifestyle. Mayor Annise Parker has agreed to lead the challenge that pits members of the corporate community.
"Our commitment is for 90 days, and in 90 days you create new habits. This is not something that happens overnight. We're going to see how we do. I'll certainly be frank about my struggles as I go through it, and I assume that the corporate sector folks will as well, and we hope that we can inspire other Houstonians to try and do the same thing."
The city will get help over the next three months with diet and nutrition — what to eat and not to eat, and with trainers and instructors who will help with exercise. Mayor Parker says it's about setting the example.