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Feb. 22: The Nutritious Newark Cook-Off

Graphic by Aaron Davis

Public invited to the STAR Health ‘Nutritious Newark Cook-Off’ to vote for tastiest dishes in the city

STAR Health invites the general public and the UD community to the third-annual “Nutritious Newark Cook-Off” on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the STAR Health Sciences Complex. Chefs will create delicious, healthy dishes and let the public decide on the winners for Best Presentation, Most Creative, and Tastiest Food in Newark. The 2018 competitors include Home Grown Café, The Bistro at Courtyard Marriott, Santa Fe Mexican Grill, Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen, Stone Balloon Ale House, Aramark, Caffé Gelato, and UD’s Go Baby Go Cafe.

Registration is limited to the first 500 people. The event is free to attend. The first 200 people are eligible to also register for free health screenings; these include total and HDL cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure (no fasting required). All attendees are entered to win prizes, including nutrition, fitness and wellness packages.

The event goes beyond tasty food. Guests can also tour the clinics and laboratories of the STAR Health Sciences Complex and get an up-close glimpse of the under-construction STAR Tower, which is uniquely designed to enhance interdisciplinary and translational health sciences work. Visitors can learn about the clinical healthcare services of STAR Health and current College of Health Sciences (CHS) research studies.

“We want the greater Newark community to be a part of the academic health center here at STAR Health Sciences Complex on the University of Delaware STAR Campus,” said Michael Smith, CHS director of strategic initiatives. “Research translates directly to clinical care for immediate impact. Whether it’s nutrition, exercise, primary care, physical therapy, speech services or our other services, our mission is to train the next generation of healthcare professionals and provide high quality healthcare services to our community. This event allows us to partner with local restaurants to have some fun, compete and showcase the uniqueness and opportunities available to the community on STAR Campus.”

Register to attend.

About STAR Health

STAR Health is the public-facing healthcare entity of the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences, where combining research and education leads to a new direction in healthcare. Clinical offerings include primary care, exercise counseling, nutrition counseling, health coaching, physical therapy, and speech-language-hearing services. STAR Health has also partnered with Christiana Care Health System to create the STAR Health Concussion Clinic, which provides concussion treatment and management services for anyone 13 years of age and older.


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