Thursday, April 3, 2014

4/03 CHEF JIM NUETZI, OLIVE GARDEN, DR. ELIOT A. BRINTON, NFL MVP KURT WARNER

CHEF JIM NUETZI - CORPORATE EXECUTIVE CHEF OFFERS WAYS TO STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE WITH ITALIAN CUISINE 

When thinking about Italian cuisine, pizza and pasta tend to be family staples. But there are so many other delicious options that cater to every taste, unique preference and price point. Are you looking to try something new and more flavorful? Are you looking to incorporate more vegetables or explore better-for-you options? Are you are living a low-carb or gluten-free lifestyle? Are you looking to wow your inner foodie without spending a fortune? Surprisingly, there are plenty of options available and Olive Garden Corporate Executive Chef Jim Nuetzi is ready to provide guidance on how to choose delicious Italian dishes that any family member will enjoy.

Chef Jim Nuetzi is Corporate Executive Chef at Olive Garden. In this role, he is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the creative development of Olive Garden’s menu and promotional items. Chef Nuetzi began his culinary career in 1986. He progressed through various culinary positions assuming increasing levels of responsibility, including owning and operating his own restaurant in Charleston, S.C. In 1998, he joined The Capital Grille as Executive Chef for the Chicago location and was subsequently named Executive Chef for The Capital Grille brand in September 2000. Chef Nuetzi holds a culinary degree from Johnson & Wales University. Darden is the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company with annual sales of more than $8.5 billion. The company owns and operates more than 2,100 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants in North America.



DR. ELIOT A. BRINTON AND NFL MVP KURT WARNER LAUNCH NATIONAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO HELP 71 MILLION AMERICANS WITH HIGH CHOLESTEROL

Super Bowl winner, two-time NFL MVP and NFL Network Analyst, Kurt Warner, together with his wife, Brenda are launching First and Goal, a national cholesterol awareness campaign to help people prioritize heart health. Kurt has been living with high cholesterol for nearly a decade and is now opening up for the first time about his personal health through this campaign.

Kurt is one of the 71 million Americans living with high cholesterol.1 Whether on the field or off, Kurt’s experience playing in the NFL taught him the importance of committing to small, achievable wins to stay healthy and identify a personalized treatment plan.

Through the First and Goal campaign website, patients like Kurt can now access educational tools and resources to help manage their heart health. With seven-in-ten adult Internet users reporting that they have searched online for health information, these resources are greatly needed in the high cholesterol patient community.

As national spokesperson for First and Goal, Kurt Warner will share his experiences with high cholesterol.  Similar to Kurt’s journey to the NFL—from working nights stocking shelves at a grocery store to support his dreams to winning the Super Bowl 18 months later—Kurt maintained a positive, persevering attitude and knew that his small steps toward progress would eventually lead to achieving his goal.

Dr. Eliot A. Brinton is the Director of Atherometabolic Research at the Utah Foundation for Biomedical Research and President of the Utah Lipid Center and a founding board member of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology and of the National Lipid Association. Dr. Brinton can speak to the importance of working with a doctor to find a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual. He can also outline key questions to bring up with your doctor to help ensure a productive and effective treatment conversation.

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