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April / May 2013

Put your big-boy pants on TV’s Bobby Deen gets serious about healthy eating

Eat Play Live Food & Fitness Affair

May 11, 2013 Coming MayCenter 11! Salem Conference

Eat Play Live Food & Fitness Affair

General admission Saturday, May 11, 2013

General admission to the showroom floor is between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. for health screening sessions, Talk with a Doc, fitness classes and the Farm-to-Fork education series.

May 11, 2013 Salem Conference Center

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tart your Mother’s Day weekend at the Eat, Play, Live Food & Fitness Affair. Your ticket gives you access to our showroom floor with booths to get you started on your summer garden, bites of delicious food, shopping, plus information on everything from fitness plans to weight management—all presented to inspire you to eat, play and live like you mean it! Your general admission ticket also includes Talk with a Doc and our Farm-to-Fork education series.




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Fitness EXPO


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Bread Baking Basics 7 a.m.

Presented by Sunnyside Organics

7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Two parts Pilates, three parts yoga, and a splash of relaxation.


Making the Veggie Connection: Getting Kids Excited about Health

8 a.m. Presented by Sunnyside Organics

Group Kick

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Become physically and mentally stronger, more flexible and better balanced.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Authentic martial arts and boxing combos to push your limits.

Club Dance


10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dance, laugh, holler, jump, and get a great workout.

The Journey of Healthy Food (three sessions) 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Presented by Oregon Women for Agriculture

Lavender: Benefits of a Timeless Herb 10 a.m.

2 to 3 p.m. Spicy Latin music and dance moves to get your heart pumping.

Know your numbers

Presented by Sunnyside Organics

Second Floor

7 to 9 a.m. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Second floor foyer




Preregistration required for some screenings






Willamette River Room 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

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Bobby Deen, son of food legend Paula Deen, will be serving up recipes from his new cookbook, “From Mama’s Table to Mine: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Foods in 350 Calories or Less.” He takes a lighter approach to family favorites on his hit show “Not My Mama’s Meals.” Lunch will allow you to taste some of the recipes from his new cookbook. No substitutions.





Willamette River Room 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Book signing with Bobby Deen



Not My Mama’s Meals with Bobby Deen



Do you know your blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index? Find out today. A registered nurse will be available at the screening to help you understand your results and what the information means for your health. Please note: You will need to fast for 12 hours prior to the cholesterol testing (no food or beverages except water.)








Eat Your Way to Sexy with Elizabeth Somer Willamette River Room Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Speaker 9 to 10 a.m. Elizabeth Somer is one of the most trusted sources of nutritional information whose work has helped millions achieve their ideal health through proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. Elizabeth is a frequent guest on national and local television, including the Today Show, The View, Dr. Oz, and AM Northwest. Breakfast will feature items from her cookbook. No substitutions. | 3 |

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feeling good Talking with TV’s Bobby Deen about family, comfort food and choosing a healthier life

Bobby Deen is the host of “Not My Mama’s Meals” on the Cooking Channel and author of the new book “From Mama’s Table to Mine: Everybody’s Favorite Comfort Foods in 350 Calories or Less.” He’ll be appearing as a special guest at Salem Health’s Eat, Play, Live Food & Fitness Affair on May 11 at the Salem Conference Center. For tickets and more information, go to

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fter growing up in his mother’s traditional Southern kitchen, Bobby Deen knows more than a little about delicious, filling food. His famous mama, Paula Deen, is a household name in down-home American cooking, known for decadent dishes bursting with butter and cheese. As Paula’s star rose, Bobby and his brother, Jamie, began appearing on her show. This eventually led to a Food Network show of their own and several cookbooks.


At 30 Bobby found another passion: weight training. Since then, promoting exercise and healthier eating has become his mission. In his new show, “Not My Mama’s Meals,” he turns the traditional favorites he grew up with into lighter, leaner and more nutritious options. We spoke to Bobby in March about his upcoming appearance at Salem Health’s Eat, Play, Live event.

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“Not My Mama’s Meals” is pretty self-explanatory— you take recipes like your mother’s and find ways to make them healthier. Was she supportive of the idea from the beginning? People ask me that all the time: “Is your mama mad at you?” And she’s not. What mother wouldn’t want to see her son or daughter living a healthy lifestyle and trying to spread that message? The show is a really honest look at the way I cook and eat. It’s very true to me regardless of the title. What was the “aha” moment that got you thinking about diet and exercise? Life began to happen to me, just like it does to everybody else. I was 30 years old, I was tired, my feet were nailed to the floor of the restaurant, and I realized that I was taking far better care of my business than I was my body. It was like a switch just flipped one day. I said, “I really need to get back to the gym.” And that was it. I have learned to eat to feel the way I want to feel. That means that I’m strict and careful with my diet and the way that I live… on about an 80 percent of the time basis. That other 20 percent of the time, well, you’ve only got one life, enjoy it. Have the things that you enjoy. I’m certainly not wagging my finger in anybody’s face. You can’t eat healthy every day; you’d go crazy! Speaking of that 20 percent, what are some of your guilty pleasures? I’m lucky that I don’t have a sweet tooth; I can walk right by cakes and pies. But I have a savory tooth like you wouldn’t believe. I mean, I love a good cheeseburger and French fries with a diet coke or an ice-cold beer. I love mayonnaise. I love a baked potato and a big steak. Are there any healthy foods you used to hate but now enjoy because you found a way to make them tastier? All of our palates change when we get older. When I was young I didn’t like tomatoes. I didn’t like squash. I didn’t like onions. I didn’t like eggplant. Pretty much all the things you’d expect a kid to say he doesn’t like. But as I learned how these things react inside your body and what they do for you, it made me more accepting of them.

Sometimes you have to put your big-boy pants on, and you’ve got to eat something—not because you want it, but because it’s good for you. Do you have any shortcuts for people who don’t think they have the time or talent for healthy cooking? A great way to save time in the kitchen is to get the whole family involved. I love to cook with my girlfriend; my brother loves to cook with his sons. If you can turn your family into a bunch of sous chefs, well then, you can knock out a meal in no time. If you’re in the kitchen with your family it encourages conversation, creativity, learning—but also, you can dictate what goes into your body as opposed to fastfood companies choosing for you. What’s your favorite childhood food memory? It’s endless. We could do an hour-long interview just on that. So let’s say it’s your birthday. What do you ask your mom to make for you? My mom makes the most fantastic goulash. It’s not fancy in any way, and it doesn’t have the word “Hungarian” in front of it. It is just a glorified BeefA-Roni that my mom made my whole life growing up. It’s just the most delicious spaghetti sauce and it’s full of elbow macaroni. You let it sit on the stove, and it’s even better the next day. I can’t recreate it, so it’s one of those things I look forward to going over to her house—we just sit together and enjoy some goulash. It’s wonderful to be alone with her; that’s so rare anymore. It’s my favorite thing. You’ve worked in your family’s restaurants, you have your own TV show, you’ve co-authored cookbooks and now you’re the featured speaker for the first-ever Eat, Play, Live Food & Fitness Affair. Is there anything you want to do that you haven’t done yet? Are you kidding me? I’m only 42 years old! Absolutely there’s more I want to do. There are more books that I’d like to write, for sure. The show I’m doing now is about to shoot season four, and I’m really excited about that. And if I can encourage people to get back into the kitchen with their families, then I’ll be extremely happy and feel like I have done what I’ve set out to do. | 5 |

Recipe Eat Play Live Food & Fitness Affair

May 11, 2013 Special guest Salem Conference Center Elizabeth Somer

Light Strawberry Short Cakes

Bad habit debunked! Author Elizabeth Somer, MA, RD, is a busy working mom. She’s also a nutritionist. So if you ask her about some of the “worst eating Food & habits” you often read about in magazines Fitness Affair and books, you may be surprised at what she has to say!

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cup skim milk 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 11/2 cup Egg Beaters 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup whipped cream cheese 1 cup strawberries, chopped 1/2 cup almonds, chopped 11/2 cup grapes, stems removed 12 strawberries, tops removed 4 kiwis, sliced in rounds 12 skewers or toothpicks

“Eating at your desk May 11, 2013or in the car is not a Salem Conference Center problem unless it causes a problem,” says Somer. In fact, she allows her kids to snack in the car too. (She recommends air-popped popcorn on the way home from school to avoid the lure of the drive-thru window.) “Those habits where you stand at the kitchen counter and eat, or you eat off of other people’s plates, or you eat at your desk at work or in the car—those are only a problem if they cause you to eat inappropriate foods, eat too much, or in some way jeopardize your health and safety,” she says. “I often eat at the kitchen counter, but it’s not an issue because I eat baby carrots and blueberries.” So stash a sensible snack in the glove box or desk drawer. It could save you from yourself next time an unhealthy craving hits. Salem Health

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small saucepan, warm milk and 2 teaspoons of butter together over medium-low heat. With an electric mixer, whip the Egg Beaters and 1 cup of sugar on medium-high speed in a large mixing bowl for about 8 minutes or until the mixture has tripled in size.

In a small mixing bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add half the flour mixture to the egg mixture and blend until smooth. Add the other half. Gently add the vanilla and the warm milk mixture. Grease a 17-by-12-inch baking pan with the remaining butter. Sprinkle evenly with remaining sugar. Pour the batter into the pan and spread it evenly. Bake for about 15 minutes. Cake should spring back when touched. Let cool for 2 minutes and then turn it out on parchment paper. After cake cools, cut 24 even pieces. With a butter knife, spread each piece with half a tablespoon of cream cheese. Sprinkle half of the pieces with chopped strawberries and almonds. Top with the other piece. Arrange the grapes, whole strawberries and kiwi rounds on the skewers. Nutrition facts: Makes 12 cakes* and 12 skewers. Amount per serving (one cake and one skewer): calories, 209; fat, 3.4g; saturated fat, 1g; cholesterol, 4mg; carbohydrates, 371g; fiber, 2g; protein, 8g; sodium, 175mg. *To reduce calories and carbs per serving, serve as 24 open-faced cakes.

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The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) offers a variety of health education classes. For more information on these and other classes, or to register, visit chec or call 503-814-CHEC (2432). n C AN C ER Lymphedema Management for Breast Cancer This one-time class covers what lymphedema is, prevention, and treatment. It is taught by a physical therapist from Salem Hospital’s Rehabilitation Center. Free. April 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. RISE- Recovery in Strength and Exercise RISE is a unique cancer exercise program designed specifically for people suffering from fatigue and loss of strength that can result from surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. This four-week class covers several different modes of exercise to promote total body wellness. $10. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, April 29 through May 24, 1 to 2 p.m.

n C h i l d b i r t h c l a ss e s Expectant Parents Pregnancy can be an exciting and sometimes anxious time. The Community Health Education Center (CHEC) can help you and your family learn what to expect and how to adjust to your growing family with interactive classes and free hospital tours. These classes include Childbirth Preparation in English and Spanish, Cesarean Birth, Labor Rehearsal/Childbirth Refresher, Baby Care and Feeding, Infant CPR in English and Spanish, and Boot Camp for New Dads.

n C o o k i n g F o r H e a lt h Captain’s Platter Extreme Makeover Traditional restaurant “Captain’s Platters” are offlimits for the health conscious—too much fried food! Let us teach you how to make a Captain’s Platter to please your family and impress your friends Wellness Kitchen style! $15. April 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Seafood for the Heart We’re making salmon patties, wild rice pilaf and a grapefruit-fennel salad that will delight your taste buds and your heart! $15. April 19, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Fathers of Young Children This four-week series provides a supportive environment for fathers to build confidence and discuss ways to build healthy father/child relationships. $25. April 15 through May 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Women’s Self Defense Join this class, taught by Salem Health’s Walt Myers, to learn important information to help you avoid potential problems as well as develop a plan for safety. $10. April 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED This class is intended for anyone who wants to learn CPR and those who have a duty to respond as a first responder to an emergency. $85. April 25, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Healthy Back In this class you’ll learn how to keep your back strong and decrease the risk of injury. Learn easy-to-follow strength and flexibility exercises to keep your spine strong, so you can keep doing the activities you enjoy. $5. May 9, 1 to 2 p.m. American Lung Association: Freedom From Smoking®   Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life, and this program from the American Lung Association is considered the “gold standard” for helping adult smokers quit. The program teaches skills and techniques that have been proven to help you quit. $120. Scholarships available. Wednesdays, May 1 through June 12, 3 to 5 p.m.

n Seniors Key Conversations about End-of-life Care How can you ensure your end-of-life wishes are respected? The answer lies in a document called an advance directive which allows you to express your decisions about care before a medical crisis occurs. Free. May 16, 2 to 4 p.m.

Thank You

To our new Eat, Play, Live sponsors*:

GNC Valley Credit Union *As of 4/1/13

Support groups can be a source of strength during a difficult time. Here are a few of the groups that meet in our facilities. For a full list of support groups, visit or call 503-814-CHEC (2432). You can participate free of charge. Cancer Latino Cancer Survivor Group First Monday of every month 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. SH/D

Cardiac Mended Hearts First Monday of every month 2 to 3 p.m. SH/D.

Other Bereavement Support Group First and third Wednesdays 1 to 2 p.m. SH/D Second and fourth Wednesdays 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. SH/D “Mom and Me” Breastfeeding Support Group Tuesdays and Fridays 1 to 2:30 p.m. SH/D Neuropathy Support Group Third Monday of every month 6:30 to 8 p.m. SH/D Veterans Support Group Second and fourth Monday of every month 6 to 8 p.m. SH/D

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Breakfast with Elizabeth Somer

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Messenger - April/May 2013  

A quarterly newsletter for your health.

Messenger - April/May 2013  

A quarterly newsletter for your health.