March 23, 2012


DOUBLE RAFFLE continues this week. Bring in an item related to the theme to obtain 2x the raffle tickets for the prizes on Monday. Just a reminder, you can bring food items to all MCWR events and you obtain one ticket per item. No need to be present to win at the presentation.
•    This week’s theme: Low Sodium (250 mg or less per serving)
•    This week’s prizes: From Fat to Fit book by Carole Carson (2), $10 gas card for The Store, and Free 6” sub from Subway.

What - 1st Annual Get It Dunn Run (Both 1/2 marathon and 5K run/walk)
Where - Menomonie, WI
When - Saturday May 19th, 2012
Cost - Before April 30th 5K is $35, and $40 after. 1/2 marathon before April 30th $60 and after $70.
Website -

Our Next Speaker on Monday, March 26: Define Healthy

Dr. Tom Wetter from UWSP’s Health promotion and Human Development department will be joining us Monday to discuss how skinny and healthy are not the same thing. A lot of participants who are trying to lose weight forget that it is not about looking better, though that is a side effect of losing weight, instead it is about being more fit and a lot healthier. Please consider joining us for this all around positive message about why we really choose to lose weight and how we can get there the right way.

The presentation will be from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. held on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus in the Dreyfus University Center Building in the Alumni Room (3rd floor). 1015 Reserve Street, Stevens Point.  Doors open at 5 p.m.

Presentation Review: Calories Count When Eating Out

This week’s presenter, Laura Zelenak, shared that if we are aware of the choices we make when eating out, we can still eat healthy. Laura gave examples of meals at Subway, McDonald’s, Arby’s, and Culver’s and how the meal’s fared in terms of someone’s recommended food intake for a meal in a day. Many of the foods proved to be higher in sodium than the recommended meal intake. Subway came the closest to meeting the recommended values for a meal on a 2000 calorie a day diet. Foods are usually higher in sodium because the sodium preserves the food for a longer period. Most fast food restaurants have a high supply of food so in order to keep it from spoiling it ends up containing more preservatives. Laura showed the audience how you can find nutrition facts about fast food by using these websites below:

Subway - meal builder
McDonald’s - full menu explorer
Arby’s - menu
Culver’s - menu and nutrition facts

When searching through the menu’s you may also realize that there are more choices than you thought. For example, Laura explained how many of us do not realize that you can get an apple and milk instead of chips and a soda at Subway. If you are aware of these choices, you can make more healthy decisions. The important idea to remember is to watch your sodium intake because lower sodium decreases your blood pressure and risk of cardiovascular disease, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease. If you have a day where you overdue the sodium back off of it more than normal the next day to try to balance it out. If you have a high sodium day occasionally it’s much better than every day. View the presentation and handout.

Here are some other good resources about fast food eating.
Eat This Not That
The Fast Food Diet
Stop: Go Fast Food Nutrition Guide

Healthy Item of the Week Sponsored By Team Schierl Companies:
March 23 – March 29

The healthy item can be found at most of the store locations. Planters Trail Mix, Fruit & Nut (3.5 Ounce) for $2.59.

Smart Dining Meal of the Week:
March 25 – March 31 at Buffalo Wild Wings
4 naked tenders with a side salad. Original price: $9.48
6 naked tenders with a side salad. Original price: $10.53
Grilled Chicken Salad with fat free ranch or light French. Original price $7.49

Non-Perishables Collected
This Week: 319.8 Pounds
Total: 1187.8 Pounds

For more information about the Ministry Community Weight Race, contact:
Traci Smet, ATC, CSCS, PES
Excel Performance Enhancement & Community Weight Race Coordinator
Ministry Point Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481
cell: 715.347.4994


Ministry Sports Medicine
900 Illinois Ave
Stevens Point, WI 54481


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