Feature of the Month - July 2014

Western Maryland Health System
Community Health & Wellness

July 2014 

Food Safety


One of every six Americans is sickened by food poisoning each year.  Learn what you can do to reduce your risk.  Below are ten common food safety mistakes that can result in major consequences.

Tasting food to see if it’s still good

2.     Putting cooked or ready-to-eat foods back on a plate that held raw meat

3.     Thawing food on the counter

4.     Washing meat or poultry

5.     Letting food cool before putting it in the fridge

6.     Eating raw cookie dough or batter (and other foods containing uncooked eggs)

7.     Marinating meat or seafood on the counter / using raw meat marinade on cooked food

8.     Undercooking meat, poultry, seafood or eggs

9.     Not washing your hands

10.  Not replacing sponges and dish rags

Go to www.HomeFoodSafety.org for more information.


·       Separate

Smart MovesTM: A Youth Wellness Program

Non-diet, family approach to weight management in children mainly ages 8-12.  Though separated at times, a parent or designated adult attends each session with the youth participant.

Sessions are led by experienced staff that knows there is no easy solution.  A registered dietitian, social worker, and exercise specialists will work with families to promote both improved physical and mental health.

Schedule:   September 8 - November 24, 2014   (12 week program)

Date/Times:  Mondays 6:15 - 7 p. m.  and Wednesdays 6:15 - 7:30 p.m.

                     - (Only meet Monday in last week due to holiday)

Location:      Riverside YMCA Youth Center

For details or to register, call 240-964-8422



What’s your Blood Pressure?

Free Blood Pressure Checks are available

Cumberland Country Club Mall – Food Court

1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 8-9 a.m.

Outside the Cafeteria WMRMC

1st Pay Day Thursday of Month 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

For other options, call WMHS Community Health & Wellness at 240-964-8424.