by Lisa Countryman
Yesterday we celebrated National Women’s Health Week at St. Anthony Medical Clinic by hosting a special Women’s Health Day. This year we featured several educational sessions on breast health, exercise, nutrition and emotional health. In addition to our regular Clinic staff, some sessions were hosted by speakers from La Casa de las Madres and the Avon Breast Center at San Francisco General Hospital.
In between these sessions attendees enjoyed a special lunch outside featuring a lacinato kale salad, a wild rice salad with cranberries and pecans, a jicama mango salad and healthy low fat brownies made with cherries instead of butter! During lunch Jackie Hsieh did a healthy cooking demo featuring her diabetic-friendly eclairs, which amazingly have only 10 grams of carbs and are delicious.
To show our appreciation for their attendance, and for sharing their experience and wisdom with each other, and in order to encourage them to make their own health and well-being a priority, the Clinic gave each attendee produce from the Tenderloin People’s Garden and a gift bag generously donated by Sephora.