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Destination Spa Group Steps Up to Nutrition
for National Nutrition Month® 2006
20, 2006 In an effort to Step Up to Nutrition, Destination
Spas from around the world have joined forces to promote National Nutrition Month
2006. In keeping with the American Dietetic Associations theme, Destination
Spa Group (DSG) members are offering creative new cooking classes, special fitness
activities and interactive education sessions throughout the month of March. These
featured activities complement the life enhancing program exclusively featured
at Destination Spas.
Step 1 Starting March 1st, Destination
Spa Group and all of its member spas will provide guests with a Nutrition
Resource List. This valuable resource was developed by registered dietitians
and nutritionists from the DSG spas. Our spa nutrition experts have found these
books and websites to be great references full of sound nutritional information.
2 Destination Spa Group and its member spas will be running a Destination
Spa Lifestyle Recipe contest throughout the month. Contestants will be asked
to submit a recipe that best exemplifies Destination Spa Lifestyle Cuisine. The
best recipes will be posted on the DSG website and the winner awarded a cookbook
from one of the Destination Spas.
Step 3 Each week,
a Nutrition Education class will be offered at select DSG spa locations. The class
will highlight the key messages for National Nutrition Month.
food and physical activity choices made today - and everyday - affect your health
and how you feel today and in the future. Eating right and being physically active
are keys to a healthy lifestyle.
choices from every food group. Give your body the balanced nutrition it needs
by eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods every day. Just be sure to stay within
your daily calorie needs. Get the most nutrition out of your calories.
the most nutritionally rich foods you can from each food group each day - those
packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients but lower in calories.
Find your balance between food and physical activity.
Regular physical activity is important for your overall health and fitness plus
it helps control body weight, promotes a feeling of well-being and reduces the
risk of chronic diseases.
Step 4 During
the month of March, DSG spas will feature a Step up to Nutrition fitness
class. Examples include Step & Sculpt, Stepping 101, Funky Step and Two-Step.
Fitness and nutrition staff will be available to answer nutrition questions and
provide nutrition information at these designated classes.
Several special classes and offerings are taking place at Destination Spas during
the month of March, highlighting Destination Spa Lifestyle Cuisine & National
Austin Spa Resort
: The Culinary Experience program includes a
Daily Two-Hour Cooking Class, Welcome Reception with Featured Guest Chef, Boat,
Hike and Breakfast, Campfire Cookouts with Local Musicians, Champagne and Hors
D Oeuvres Sunset Boat Cruises, Wine and Cheese Pairings, Entertaining Tips,
Healthy Gourmet Picnics, Tours of Hill Country Organic Farms, Shopping Tour of
the New 80,000-Square Foot Signature Whole Foods Market, All About Herbs with
Trisha Shirey, Director of Flora and Fauna, Organic Garden Tour and Tea Time,
Remodeled Recipes and The Chocolate Mystique with Terry Shaw, Lake Austin Spa
Resorts own Registered Dietitian.
The Future Vision of Nutrition, will debut at Cal-A-Vie in March.
The interactive class will discuss nutrients from foods that support vision as
well as overall health. Additionally, the new Cal-A-Vie cookbook will be revealed
: The week of March 26, Rancho La Puerta will be hosting Luna Rose
for a specialty week of The Joy of Herbs. The week will include the following
sessions: Herbal Healing in a Changing World, Gourmet Cooking with Fresh Herbs,
Kitchen Medicine: 10 Super Foods That Can Save Your Life, Discovering the Fountain
of Youth, and Aromatherapy at Tres Estrellas with Anita Boen: A Walk on the Wild
: Cooking demonstrations will be offered daily in March, emphasizing
Southwestern Cuisine: Simple Baking, Soups, Salads, & Appetizers, Spicing
Up Your Grains. The School of Adventure Cuisine will run March 20-23 and The Detoxification
Program will be offered twice: March 12-19 and 19-26.
Oaks at Ojai
: The week of March 10-17, the Oaks will offer Food for
Thought. Each day, experts on nutrition, eating habits and spa cuisine will
help guests cook up great ideas for healthy living.
: Throughout the month of March, all guests will receive a nutrition
pocket pal that contains the nutrition and food pyramid information and healthy
cooking tips. Additionally, the employees are having a "healthy cook-off".
these five steps meet Destination Spa Group® and ADAs National Nutrition
Month® campaign goals, which are very similar to educate the public
about healthy living. Log on to www.destinationspas.com
or www.eatright.org (ADAs
website) for more details on the NNM campaign.
Spas are dedicated solely to providing access to and educating people about the
benefits of physical activity, nutritious eating, mind-body connections and therapeutic
benefits of massage and body treatments. DSG is an organization of Destination
Spas focused on educating the public about Destination Spas. Member spas must
meet specific criteria for membership and be committed to providing a health renewing
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Hill Country Lavender Farm tour,
a bottle of organic lavender massage oil made at the farm,
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