Monday’s POP program is Nutrition 2018 and Beyond

January 26, 2018

Monday’s POP program is Nutrition 2018 and Beyond 

Pounds Off Pulaski (POP) participants will have the opportunity to learn the importance of good nutrition at Monday night’s meeting. 

POP is a twelve-week county-wide weight loss challenge sponsored by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. POP meetings are held each Monday evening in the Conference Centers on the basement level of the hospital’s East Tower. 
Weigh-ins begin at 5:00, with the meeting to follow at 6:00 p.m. 

Monday night’s speaker is Cynthia Hatcher MS, RD, LD.  Hatcher earned a Master of Science in Community Nutrition from Eastern Kentucky University.   She has been a Clinical Dietitian with Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for the past 24 years. She has also worked as an instructor of Nutrition at Somerset Community College and Eastern KY University as well as a consultant dietitian for Hospice and The Neighborhood.  

Hatcher enjoys working with clients and the community to help them learn to make healthier lifestyle and nutrition choices, to help make communities healthier.  Her program, “Nutrition 2018 and Beyond” will help participants learn more about making good food choices, the importance of a balanced diet, portion control and meal planning.  In addition to presenting the program on Monday, Hatcher is also distributing weekly information on the POP blog: to help provide POP participants with useful tools and recipes to help them stay on a healthy track.

POP participants also have the opportunity to earn POP points toward fun incentive prizes during the 12-week program. Since exercise is an important component of weight-loss, participants are encouraged to be involved in Journey to Fitness series of races, walk, work out at our community partners’ gyms, and even be involved in various steps challenges through Activity Club. 

Our first Week Steps Challenge was held the week of January 14. Congratulations to the winner of that challenge, Bob Hollis. Bob had a total of 114,502 steps during the challenge week. He won a Journey to Fitness poncho and 20 POP points. Everyone who participated in the challenge also earned 10 points.