The City of Miami hosted a “Tailgate to Health” Lunch and Learn for its employees today in the Civic Center Banquet Room.
INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center provided food, speakers, and a door prize for the event. Miami Fire Department fired up their grill and cooked BBQ chicken and a variety of vegetables, while Pamela Patty from INTEGRIS made a quinoa rice pilaf and sweet potato tartlets. She shared several ideas for a healthy diet and more exercise. Doctor Patrick Stout, also from INTEGRIS, answered questions about prostate issues. Dalton Davis from the Right of Way Department for the City won a grill donated by the hospital.
In honor of No-Shave November, a program from the American Cancer Society, City employees were encouraged to grow beards and mustaches. A unique way to grow cancer awareness, particularly prostate problems. When it comes to men and health, the biggest hurdle is starting the conversation.
The City of Miami began Lunch and Learn programs in 2013 in an effort to keep employees aware of various health issues. INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center has been instrumental in these events, providing delicious food, knowledgeable speakers, and door prizes. During past lunches they have shared valuable advice about hypertension, diabetes, breast cancer, and stress with City employees. Being healthy benefits everyone both at home and at work, improving productivity and lowering healthcare costs.