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Health and Well Being; A New Beginning for Golf!

Times are certainly changing! It makes me feel good to know that people are becoming more focused on healthy food choices. Locally sourced organic and sustainably produced food is available now at four or more Farmer’s Markets in the desert.

Seems with all the food scares of 2011 and the revelations about factory farming and animal welfare that we are waking up to the hazards of the Standard American Diet (SAD). Many of the people who come to us now for catering are looking for healthier organic options too!

So what does all this have to do with golf?

Recently, I was invited to be one of the food vendors for the former Bob Hope Classic which is now the Humana Challenge PGA Tour.  It’s exciting because Humana in partnership with the William J. Clinton Foundation, is featuring a theme of lifelong well-being. This is right up my alley because making healthy, delicious food is my passion!

One focus of the William J. Clinton foundation is the prevention of childhood obesity in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, (CDC); “Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.”

Approximately one-third of the adults in the U.S. (33.8%) are obese as well according to the CDC statistics. We have been a nation that is unconscious about what we eat and the health consequences of our food choices.

Every one involved in the Humana Challenge, from the players, to the spectators and public in general is being challenged to improve their health by making changes in exercise and diet that will positively impact their well being.

The event is happening January 16-22, 2012 and I will be there with my team making delicious healthy food for everyone to enjoy.

We will be on site at Bob Hope Square which is located at the Palmer Private Course at PGA West from the 18th of January through the 22nd of January.

We are also serving and selling a great selection of organic and/or bio-dynamic wines during the Challenge. A certain amount of wine can be good for you!

If you are attending the Humana Challenge please stop by Hope Square, say hi, and enjoy our healthy and delicious selection of food! Say good by to the Standard American Diet for a few days and try something different!

Chef Jen
The Queen of Cuisine

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