Published on September 05, 2018

'Couples Night Out' To Teach Healthy Cooking Options With
Reading Hospital Executive Chef

Reading Hospital will educate more than 50 individuals at "Couples Night Out", a hands-on cooking class, which will be held on Friday, September 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Reading Hospital Conference Center, 420 S. Fifth Ave. The event, which will provide a unique interactive cooking experience with Reading Hospital's executive chef Dave Robison and culinary team, is part of Tower Health's #TowerGimmeFive wellness campaign.

"Couples Night Out" participants will learn how to create delicious meals packed with fruits and vegetables. The menu will include Appetizer: Artichoke Crostini - Lemon Mint Marinated Artichokes, Berbere Toasted Garbanzo Beans; Entrée: Red Beet & Flax Cake - Hemp Seed Tabbouleh; and Dessert: Cardamom Baked Pear - Walnut, Cherry, Apricot Filling.

The #TowerGimmeFive public campaign, which runs through October 31, aims to promote the benefits of healthy eating. Participants are challenged to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables per day for five days. Once they have completed this, they are encouraged to create a video through the Boomerang app to post on social media and tag five people to participate in the challenge. For every video posted to #TowerGimmeFive, Tower Health will donate $1 to food banks in Berks, Montgomery and Chester counties.

There are many health benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables on a daily basis, including better control or reduced risk of diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. There are possible monetary benefits to participating in #TowerGimmeFive. Grocery store gift cards -five $500 gift cards, 10 $250 gift cards and 50 $100 gift cards for use at a wide variety of supermarkets - will be awarded to randomly selected participants.

Visit TowerHealth.org/TowerGimmeFive for additional information about the challenge, an upcoming Family Friendly Afternoon Cooking Class and additional educational programs.