whf logo    Women's Heart Foundation Newsletter
a foundation of wellness for women April 2007
In This Issue
WHF President featured on WCTC
Teen Esteem Health & Fitness
The Gender Care Initiative
Hearty Recipe
Join us for the 4th annual RUN FOR YOUR HEART
May 26, 2007
Mercer County Park, NJ  
This family event starts at 9:15 a.m. and includes a 1-mi health walk and 5K competitive run along Lake Mercer. Raise funds for WHF while raising awareness of women's #1 killer. Collect $125 in donations and the $18 registration fee will be waived. Go to WHF's home page to download flyer,  roster and sponsor forms. Print out Registration Form here.  

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Top Story
WHF's President Dr. Roberts Featured on WCTC radio
Barbara Roberts, MD, FACC Barbara H. Roberts, MD, FACC, Director of the Women's Heart Center at Miriam Hospital in Providence and WHF's new president, was recently featured on WCTC radio (1450 AM) for a two-hour interview with ACTIVE ADULTS program host Bill Mayer to discuss women's heart disease. The 2-hour segment received such rave reviews from listeners that for the first time ever, producers decided to repeat the program three weeks later. The program aired March 11 and again April 8. Dr. Roberts is the author of "How to Keep from Breaking Your Heart". The book is available at Amazon.com. Read an open letter from Dr. Roberts to all women about their heart health. more
Teen Esteem Health and Fitness umdnj interns at grocery store


Teen Esteemers Go Shopping for a Healthy Heart

UMDNJ Dietetic Interns recently led WHF Teen Esteem students from Trenton Central High School on a shopping tour to learn the ABCs of heart-healthy shopping. WHF manages the fieldtrip each year with UMDNJ program director Denise Langevin, RD, MS, and Gerri McKay, associate clinical professor and clinical coordinator of the Dietetic Internship Program at the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions. This is the third year for the program. The event was held during the month of March, in commemoration of National Nutrition Month and took place concurrently at Marrazzo's Thriftway in Ewing and the Lawrenceville Acme. Seventeen dietetic interns donned T-shirts sporting this year's nutrition theme: "No Fad Foods". The goal of the program is to help participants learn how to make healthier food choices right at the grocery store shelf. more

The Gender Care Initiative
purple ribbon- logo for gender care    
28 Nurses earn CE credits at Monmouth Univ Conference 
Monmouth University School of Nursing, Monmouth Medical Center and the WHF collaborated to host a gender care medical conference on women's heart disease to discuss newly released AHA guidelines and other aspects of women's heart care. Presenting were Louse Balligan, RNC, BS, RDCS and Carol Chriss, RN, RDCS, MSN, both of Monmouth Medical Center, and Bonnie Arkus, RN of WHF. At closing, a panel of women survivors shared their stories. Course evalutions revealed intense interest in gender care and gender-specific medicine, highlighting the need to institutionalize the health message for all. 
Food Marketing and Childhood Obesity - A Matter of Policy
After the US Congress asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2004 to examine the marketing of foods directly to children as a potential cause of childhood obesity, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) conducted a study, "Food Marketing to Children and Youth: Threat or Opportunity," by Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, that provides an account of how food marketing affects children's health. This article was recently made public. Read the full article with IOM recommendations on how Congress should enact legislation to control the food industry (NEJM 2006;354: 2527-29). Go to article
Hearty Recipe
sesame garlic stirfry with chicken
Sesame Garlic Stir Fry
...a Mediterranean-style meal that is simply delicious!  The chicken may be used as a condiment.
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients: 1 pkg (10 oz) frozen broccoli, 1/2 pkg (10 oz) frozen sweet peas, 3 Tbsp water, 1-1/2 Tbsp cornstarch, 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1 clove peeled garlic, minced, 1/2 Tbsp minced, peeled fresh ginger root, 8 Tbsp Iron Chef Sesame Garlic Sauce, 1/2 tsp ground pepper, 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted, 2 fresh Roma tomatoes - cut into wedges. Optional: Add 1/2 lb boneless chicken breast cut into 1-2" bite-sized chunks -- cut across the grain. 

  1. Saute green vegetables in olive oil 2-3 min until thawed and crisp-tender. Place lid onto pan and add 1-2 Tbsp water to lightly steam for 1 additional minute. Remove lid and set aside.
  2. Place chicken in small bowl. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time, working in with hands until water is absorbed into chicken. Sprinkle cornstarch over chicken and work in with hands to coat all pieces.
  3. Drizzle vegetable oil around sides of pan; tilt pan to distribute evenly. Heat oil in pan on HIGH until oil faintly smokes. (If oil smokes too much, pan is too hot.) Add chicken, garlic, and ginger; Stir fry for 3 min.
  4. Add garlic sauce; stir fry 2 min. Add green vegetables and cut tomatoe wedges; stir fry to heat through, 30 seconds. Transfer to serving platter: Garnish with sesame seeds and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Option(s): Serve with whole wheat pasta or brown rice. Try varying recipe with a different selection of frozen and/or fresh vegetables.

Nutrition Info:  Each serving (1-1/2 cups) contains 310 calories, 25g carbohydrate (4g fiber), 25g protein, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol and 1120mg sodium full text.


Teen Esteem Health & Fitness gym-alternative is now in its third year at Trenton Central High and we couldn't be more pleased with the results. The students are making healthier choices when it comes to eating more servings of fruits and vegetables, and they are choosing to work out more. There is better than 90% participation in this all-girl fitness environment. What's more, they're staying in school! The WHF Teen Esteem program brings together parents, teachers, researchers, educators, fitness experts, nutritionists and the medical community to impact the health of our most precious resource: our children. The curriculum reaches kids during a critical time of their development. It builds strong minds and bodies while it creates a closer bond between student and health teacher. We need more funding to continue this program, and to expand it into other schools. We are looking for strong executive leadership to help set up regular corporate giving programs and start endowments. Our children are our future and our schools need our help. The Women's Heart Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies primarily on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to sustain its women's health education programs, research and wellness initiatives. Please consider a donation. Let's work together to lay the groundwork for a healthier tomorrow.  Take Care of Your Heart!
WHF Executive Director
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