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Parkhurst Dining Helps Combat Childhood Obesity
Wellspring Camp Kids Lose Over 1,000 lbs.

WASHINGTON, PA, September 11, 2009 – Parkhurst Dining  recently provided healthier dining menus and nutrition education that helped children ages 10 to 18 lose over 1,000 lbs. after attending Pennsylvania’s first 10-week Wellspring Adventure Camp at Washington & Jefferson College this summer.  

Among the most fun and most effective summer programs for fitness and weight loss ever developed for children and younger teens, Wellspring helps children get control of their weight and lifestyle through camp activities, lessons and most importantly good eating habits and portion control.

According to Aaron Weaver, Parkhurst general manager at Washington Jefferson College, we partnered with Wellspring to change the mindset of these children by offering balanced menus featuring an extensive assortment of healthier foods, especially reduced dietary fat food options at every meal service including: two soups; a salad bar cut into small pieces so students can measure ingredients (carrots, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, greens, tuna, etc.); cantaloupe, strawberries and honeydew; two non-fat yogurts; and low-fat condiments.

“Since camp participants were required to track their caloric intake, our menus were posted at each meal service with nutritional values including grams of fat and calorie content information,” says Weaver.    

In addition to nutritional information, measuring cups and spoons replaced traditional serving utensils, and The Calorie King, a calorie, fat and carbohydrate counter was the literature of choice.

Parkhurst Dining is no stranger to providing healthier menus.  Since nutrition and wellness continues to be a top priority for college and university administrators, Parkhurst offers Whole Body Cuisine, a line of exceptional meals that balance fat, calories and sodium, but still create naturally nourishing and fabulous tasting meals.  The preparation of Parkhurst meals also reflect the Mediterranean Diet ideal, using healthy oils, and adding more grains, legumes, and fruits and vegetables.

About Parkhurst Dining Services:

Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region.  Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and associates every day.   Join us for a welcoming and sustainable dining experience.  www.parkhurstdining.com

Contact:

Grace Hoyer
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
gracehoyer@ptd.net

Parkhurst Dining Helps Combat Childhood Obesity
Wellspring Camp Kids Lose Over 1,000 lbs.

WASHINGTON, PA, September 11, 2009 – Parkhurst Dining  recently provided healthier dining menus and nutrition education that helped children ages 10 to 18 lose over 1,000 lbs. after attending Pennsylvania’s first 10-week Wellspring Adventure Camp at Washington & Jefferson College this summer.  

Among the most fun and most effective summer programs for fitness and weight loss ever developed for children and younger teens, Wellspring helps children get control of their weight and lifestyle through camp activities, lessons and most importantly good eating habits and portion control.

According to Aaron Weaver, Parkhurst general manager at Washington Jefferson College, we partnered with Wellspring to change the mindset of these children by offering balanced menus featuring an extensive assortment of healthier foods, especially reduced dietary fat food options at every meal service including: two soups; a salad bar cut into small pieces so students can measure ingredients (carrots, peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, greens, tuna, etc.); cantaloupe, strawberries and honeydew; two non-fat yogurts; and low-fat condiments.

“Since camp participants were required to track their caloric intake, our menus were posted at each meal service with nutritional values including grams of fat and calorie content information,” says Weaver.    

In addition to nutritional information, measuring cups and spoons replaced traditional serving utensils, and The Calorie King, a calorie, fat and carbohydrate counter was the literature of choice.

Parkhurst Dining is no stranger to providing healthier menus.  Since nutrition and wellness continues to be a top priority for college and university administrators, Parkhurst offers Whole Body Cuisine, a line of exceptional meals that balance fat, calories and sodium, but still create naturally nourishing and fabulous tasting meals.  The preparation of Parkhurst meals also reflect the Mediterranean Diet ideal, using healthy oils, and adding more grains, legumes, and fruits and vegetables.

About Parkhurst Dining Services:

Parkhurst Dining Services provides exceptional culinary experiences and dining services to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region.  Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and associates every day.   Join us for a welcoming and sustainable dining experience.  www.parkhurstdining.com

Contact:

Grace Hoyer
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
gracehoyer@ptd.net