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Public invited to attend Kale Day activities at Eskenazi Health

 Indianapolis, Oct. 2, 2018 – National Kale Day is on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and it will once again be celebrated at Eskenazi Health where everyone is invited to join the fun-filled activities and some great kale-themed menu creations. The day will showcase kale’s incredible health benefits, highlight its culinary versatility and promote eating, growing and sharing kale throughout America.

Regarded as a super food, kale provides plant-based power in your diet that goes well beyond just standard vitamins and minerals. Kale is packed with special phytonutrient molecules, making it a power plant that can fight obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

“While we always have a lot of fun during Kale Day, we’re always grateful for the opportunity to showcase Eskenazi Health’s commitment to providing healthful food for our patients, visitors and staff,” said Amy Carter, director of outpatient nutrition at Eskenazi Health. “Kale is a unique and remarkable food source that provides invaluable nutrients that may be beneficial in preventing cancer and reducing the risk of heart disease.” 

Dr. Lisa Harris, CEO of Eskenazi Health, serves on the advisory board for Team Kale, the organizers of National Kale Day. Eskenazi Health has actively participated in National Kale Day for the past six years by serving kale in the hospital’s dining facilities, providing recipes and facts about kale to staff and patients and taking part in video streaming that will promote the powers of kale.

Kale Day will be celebrated on Oct. 3, at the Ingram Micro Mobility Marketplace at Eskenazi Health, on The Commonground at the Eskenazi Health main campus (720 Eskenazi Ave.), at Café Soleil operations at Eskenazi Health Center 38th Street, located at 5515 W. 38th Street, and at the headquarters of Health & Hospital Corporation at 3838 N. Rural Street in Indianapolis. While they last, free bunches of kale will be handed out at the Fresh For You Market adjacent to the Micro Mobility Marketplace on the second floor of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, where a cooking demonstration will take place from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. featuring kale and feta dip with carrots.

An exciting kale-inspired menu will be served in the Ingram Micro Mobility Marketplace at Eskenazi Health.

Ingram Micro Mobility Marketplace

Breakfast: 

Turkey Sausage and Kale strata or chopped kale added to any omelet. 

Lunch & Dinner:  

 Mediterranean soup with kale

 Salad sold by weight:

   Shredded kale, feta, sunflower seeds, craisins, with raspberry vinaigrette

 Grill station:

 Kale stuffed chicken with sun dried tomatoes and cheese

 

 Baked tilapia with lime kale sauce

 

 Roasted Kale and sunset squash blend vegetables

 

 Thunder jack kale corn muffins

 Ice cream: 

 Kale Cookies ‘N’ Cream

                              
All of the kale, along with other produce grown on The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health, is made available to patients, visitors and staff in various ways on the Eskenazi Health campus.

To learn more about National Kale Day and efforts throughout the country, recipes and how you can participate, please visit http://nationalkaleday.org/

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CONTACT: Tom Surber
Phone: 317.880.4793
Cell: 317.402.9327
Pager: 317.310.5972
Email: thomas.surber@eskenazihealth.edu

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