Make Monday night a healthy night

By Rachael Renz
September 24, 2009

Shannon Keough

People are constantly worried about their calorie intake or how many carbohydrates are in their meal. Instead of scrutinizing everything you put into your body, why not check out ‘Healthy Mondays?’

‘Healthy Mondays’ is an organization founded by Johns Hopkins University and was brought to Cabrini College by the Office of Health and Wellness Education this year.

The goal of ‘Healthy Mondays’ is to learn healthier options in the kitchen while watching and learning from Cabrini’s experts.

Chris Hyson, director of the Office of Health and Wellness Education, learned about ‘Healthy Mondays’ while attending a conference held by the American College Health Association.

“The department went to the conference and learned many things that we could share with Cabrini’s community,” Hyson said. “We were told that research shows that when you begin your week off on Mondays with a good start you will have a more beneficial week.”

That’s why each week ‘Healthy Mondays’ offers something unique. Monday, Sept. 14, was healthy salad day where you could watch and learn from Cabrini’s sous-chef, Peter Morton, while he prepared a delicious steak salad.

The salad was complimented by Szechwan steak slices, grilled pineapples, grilled onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and lime garlic dressing. The serving size was three ounces and had a total of 70 calories.

Before each food sampling, ‘Healthy Mondays’ has the ‘Monday Mile.’ The mile walk is offered every Monday from Aug. 31 through Dec. 7 and meets at the Marketplace at 11:30 a.m.

The first Monday of every month has a cooking demonstration, such as soup and sandwich day, classic Thanksgiving or holiday desserts. Each of these seminars are held in the Marketplace from noon to 12:30 p.m. but only have 15 spots. People must register by emailing Cindy Nichols at

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