Health-smart diet challenge starts Feb. 1

To celebrate National Heart Month in February, YNHH’s Center for Nutrition Therapy and Wellness invites employees to join the 28-day heart-smart diet challenge. Participants will meet briefly with a registered dietitian-nutritionist between Feb. 1 and 9 to start the challenge (visits are covered under the YNHH insurance plan). Weekly educational emails will provide information and tips on reducing heart-disease risk by choosing fats wisely and limiting sodium intake. Participants will meet with a dietitian again in one month to assess progress. Employees completing the challenge will be entered into a raffle for a healthy cooking gift basket. Call 203-688-2422 to start the heart smart diet challenge.

YNHH Auxiliary Thrift Shop seeks donations

The Auxiliary is seeking donations of men’s coats, housewares, costume jewelry and women’s evening clothes for its Thrift Shop at 1386 Chapel St. (corner of Orchard and Chapel streets, across from the SRC). Donations may be brought to the shop on weekdays during its regular business hours, 10 am - 3 pm Monday - Friday. Please contact Billye Bradley, [email protected], or 203-688-5717 to make arrangements for donations. All clothing should be clean and in good condition and on hangers or neatly folded in boxes. Clothing in trash bags will not be accepted. All donations are tax deductible. The Thrift Shop is a nonprofit organization. Proceeds go to Auxiliary initiatives that support the hospital's mission and help patients, families and the community in many different areas.