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CTMC's next free healthy cooking demo will feature healthier versions of Thanksgiving side dishes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                         
October 17, 2013                 
Rachel Nelson: 512-753-3616
SAN MARCOS, TX – The Dietary and Nutrition Team at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will present its latest free healthy cooking demonstration on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the CTMC Community Classroom. The event will teach guests how to give their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes a healthy makeover.  
As part of CTMC’s practice of the CREATION Health principles, the CTMC Institute for Healthy Living (IFHL), in conjunction with CTMC’s clinical dieticians, offer a variety of dietary counseling options as well as quarterly free healthy cooking classes. From learning healthy substitutions to new and healthier ways to prepare some of your old favorites, the free, one-hour offerings have provided many participants with effective takeaways to improve their eating habits.
If you are interested in attending the free cooking demo, please RSVP by calling the CTMC Institute for Healthy Living at (512) 753-3818. For more information about other programs for personal wellness and weight management, visit and click the “Classes and Events” tab on the home page.
About CTMC
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families.
In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County. CTMC also added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011 and became an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, Adventist Health System has grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider in the nation. Today, Adventist Health System supports 44 campuses and employs 79,000 individuals. Adventist Health System hospitals are comprised of more than 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.