Canton-Potsdam Hospital joins in 'Go Red For Women' and 'Heart Health Month' campaigns
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 11:29 am

POTSDAM -- In recognition of Heart Health Month and “Go Red for Women,” both American Heart Association campaigns, Canton-Potsdam Hospital is focusing on heart-healthy awareness.

Staff members are encouraged to wear red during the entire month of February and a month’s worth of heart-healthy red-themed recipes will be available in the café.

“We’ve been trending toward more heart-healthy meals for our staff, patients, and visitors, so the recipes we’re introducing this month will not come as a surprise to our patrons,” said Steve Gadapee, director of nutritional services.

“With so much support from our medical staff and our vendors (both local and national), it has been easy to provide healthy, flavorful meals. We still offer a wide-range of options to choose from, but we’ve added education on portion control and making balanced choices,” Gadapee continued.

In addition, in recognition of Black History Month, the café will be featuring favorite recipes of Chef Edna Lewis, influential cookbook author and teacher known for her celebration of African American Heritage cuisine. Lewis has been honored in Cook’s Magazine’s “Who’s Who in American Cooking” and is a recipient of the “James Beard Living Legend Award.”

To learn more about heart health visit the hospital’s website at Visit to view heart-healthy recipes approved by the AHA.