My View As an Intern: Your Healthiest Recipe Contest

By | March 20, 2017

Over the years nutrition has always been important to me because eating better can help you mentally and physically. The kind of food and amount of food you eat can affect the way you feel and how you think. I have learned what good nutrition can do for the mind and body. Good nutrition can help prevent any illnesses or diseases to the body. It amuses me how just by eating healthy you can receive so many benefits from it.

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I’m Haley Bencivengo I have always wanted to become a dietitian since Freshman Year of high school. I’ve watched a family member that was very close to me go through a traumatic time dealing with her eating disorder. I realized that what she was doing was not healthy, and so I decided to do some research as to what proper nutrition habits are. I want to help people who feel they are lost in unhealthy habits and create a good feeling about life for them!

I feel the event will help people modify their recipes in a healthier way so they are still able to have their favorite foods in proper portions, and keep the same taste, but with less fat and sugar. I think this is important so they don’t feel uncomfortable in their own skin to eat healthy. I feel healthy eating gives people more energy. It is so cool that you can make small changes in recipes, and not even notice a difference from the original taste!

ChooseMyPlate for a guide on how to create a nutritious meal!

ChooseMyPlate for a guide on how to create a nutritious meal!

Being apart of “Your Best Healthy Recipe” contest shows that you can still eat your favorite foods but just changing them to make them healthier for you. You are still able to enjoy your favorite foods with the same taste to them. If you are trying to eat healthier and become more healthy for yourself but find it difficult to not eat your favorite foods this will allow you not to get rid of your favorite foods. It can even help introduce you to new recipes you might enjoy yourself.

We are still accepting recipes until March 31st to get the entire community involved. Our goal is to SURPASS our goal. We are trying to get as many people’s voices heard in our recipe book, Brought to You By Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition “Allentown’s Community Cookbook.” I hope we can actually make this a community cookbook and get the WHOLE community involved!

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Tomorrow night is our closing ceremony and I’m excited to share why this project is important to me. The closing ceremony is at 6:30 pm on March 21st, where contestants are invited to bring their prepared dish for our Judges to determine the winner! The winner will be featured at my favorite place to get a Mocha Latte, the Moth Coffee House! All proceeds from the sold dishes will be given to the food pantry, along with all proceeds from the recipe books!

I think the recipe books will help the community get healthy, and I can’t wait to one day become a dietitian to fulfill my dream on helping anyone that wants to become healthy get healthy. I think I’ll inspire some people along the way though. That’s the plan.

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Haley Bencivengo Senior at Steinert School

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Michele Wroblewski, RDN

Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition, LLC

1278 Yardville Allentown Rd. Suite 3

Allentown, NJ 08501

www.carusoptrd.com

mwroblewski@carusoptrd.com

609-738-3143

Below is the Press Release

Contact: Michele Wroblewski

Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition

P: 609.783.3143

E: mwroblewski@carusoptrd.com

Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition celebrates National Nutrition Month® through a healthy recipe contest.

Allentown, New Jersey— Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition in Allentown will be promoting the importance of healthy eating and in honor of National Nutrition Month® will be holding “Your Best Healthy Recipe” competition and event for the month of March. Participants are being asked to electronically submit their healthiest family recipes. The first 50  recipes submitted will be included and shared with the community in the Brought to you by Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition ”Allentown’s Community Cookbook” that will be for sale after the end of the contest. The event is non-profit and all proceeds will be donated to the food pantry in Allentown, NJ. A closing ceremony will be held for all those who wish to bring their dish to share with our judges on National Agriculture Day, Tuesday, March 21st at 6:30 pm. In order to be the featured recipe at the Moth Coffee House in Allentown, you must bring in your dish to our closing ceremony.

“I am excited to get the community healthy and inspire people to make better choices. It’s easy, people just don’t have the tools.”-Haley Bencivengo, Senior at Steinert School

The event is free and open to the community. Submissions will be accepted up until Tuesday, March 31st.  Come and celebrate healthy eating with the community and submit your favorite recipe!

Haley Bencivengo Senior at Steinert School

Michele Wroblewski, RDN

Caruso Physical Therapy and Nutrition, LLC

1278 Yardville Allentown Rd. Suite 3

Allentown, NJ 08501

www.carusoptrd.com

mwroblewski@carusoptrd.com

609-738-3143

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