SMC Contestants “Go for Green” During 3rd Annual Salad Challenge

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  • By Tamry McCauley
  • SMC Public Affairs

The Health Promotion Office is rolling out the ‘Go for Green” program to show military members how to optimize their health and fitness by following guidelines for selecting healthy foods. The Go for Green program shows what a good food selection is and what things to stay away from. The color-coded system is easy to follow and is being implemented Air Force wide.

A “Four-minute Salad Challenge” was held Sept. 25 in the base commissary where military personnel volunteered to show off their culinary skills against other members of the Space and Missile Systems Center community. Veronica Martinez, Defense Commissary Agency produce manager at Los Angeles Air Force Base was happy to supply and showcase produce and groceries used in the challenge. 

Lisa (Li) Kendrick, a registered dietitian nutritionist and Health Promotion representative with the 61st Medical Squadron, wants members to make health and well-being a priority. “Good food choices should be available where all food choices are available where Airman gather to eat,” explained Kendrick.

With all healthy competition, there must be a winner and 2nd Lt. Peyton Harris from SMC’s Remote Sensing directorate captured first place in this year’s salad challenge. “Having so many healthy choices made it easy to make a nutritious and great tasting salad,” said Harris.

The new program is being implemented at all eating facilities on base.  For more information on this program, call (310) 653-6736.