CELEBRITY CHEF MING TSAI AND UNICEF CONSULTANT & AUTHOR HILARY GUMBEL - UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD ON TLC & DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL
CELEBRITY CHEFS SHARE THEIR THANKS AND UNITE IN THE NAME OF CHARITY THIS NOVEMBER ON TLC & DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL IN UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD
Celebrity chefs are the rock stars of the food world, but it’s easy to forget that even the most successful chefs had to start somewhere. On Thursday, November 17, TLC & Discovery Family Channel explore the lives of three celebrity chefs and their individual missions to help others and give back to the community in the one-hour special UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD, based on the best-selling cookbook by Hilary Gumbel, with all royalties donated to The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (The United Nations Children’s Fund). The special will premiere at 7/6c on TLC followed by an encore presentation at 9/8c on Discovery Family Channel.
In UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD, produced by Discovery Studios, chefs Sandra Lee, Ming Tsai and Donatella Arpaia allow viewers unprecedented access into their private worlds as they visit the people and causes that inspire their passion for giving. Highlighting the initiatives and innovations that the chefs spearhead in their personal time, including their volunteer work with UNICEF, Family Reach, City Harvest and God’s Love We Deliver, the special documents those whose lives are being touched firsthand while also exploring the many ways the chefs are being changed in the process. UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD explores each chef’s roots through never-before-seen photos and home videos in an effort to understand how their modest upbringings led to lifelong missions to give back in very big ways. The common ingredient that influences these masters of the culinary universe is their deep connection to their roots and a strong desire to use their fame and success to help those in need.
In support of the world premiere of UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD, Discovery Family will launch SHARE YOUR THANKS on Monday, October 24, a campaign that captures the spirit of giving thanks all month long by asking viewers to acknowledge the people in their lives that have gone the extra mile. From October 24 – November 24, fans are encouraged to submit custom “Thank You” videos, photos and/or messages via social media using #ShareYourThanks #Contest for a chance to see your posts on Discovery Family’s website and digital outlets. Plus, all approved submissions are entered to win an all-access paid family reunion to a destination of the winner’s choice in the continental U.S. complete with airfare, lodging and $1,000 in cash.
UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD is produced for TLC and Discovery Family Channel by Discovery Studios. Hilary Gumbel is the executive producer and Lynn Kessler is the co-executive producer for Discovery Studios. Michela Giorelli and Javier Chuecos are the executive producers for Discovery Family Channel. To learn more, visit http://www.discoveryfamilychannel.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DiscFamily and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.
“CELEBRITY VET” DR. JEFF WERBER GIVES TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR FURRY FRIENDS HAVE A HAPPY & HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON
The holidays are just around the corner, and people all across America are gearing up for their seasonal celebrations. For many people that means including their dogs in the the festivities. Join celebrity vet Dr. Jeff Werber for advice on how to establish healthy eating and exercising habits for your four-legged friends during the holiday season.
For more than 30 years, veterinarian and pet parenting specialist Dr. Jeff Werber, A.K.A. “Doc Hollywood,” has been caring for the pets of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
DEBRA NESS & DR. VIDYA RAMAN-TANGELLA – TIPS FOR HEALTHY PREGNANCY & BIRTH
Tips to Help Encourage a Healthy Pregnancy and Birth
November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, an ideal time for families in to think about expectant mothers’ and babies’ health. There are many ways women and families can help increase the odds of a healthy pregnancy and delivery, including avoiding non-medically necessary C-sections.
About one in three U.S. births happen by cesarean section, an increase from about one in 20 births (5 percent) in 1970. The national target for first-time mothers with low-risk deliveries is 23.9 percent or lower, as set by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The National Partnership for Women & Families and UnitedHealthcare recently launched a public service campaign about the value of pre-natal, post-natal and well-child care.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS:
Avoid early or elective C-sections: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) advises against elective deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy, including C-sections unless medically necessary. Babies born before 39 weeks are more likely to have breathing problems and developmental delays, according to many published studies.
Check with your health plan for additional resources: Some health plans offer online resources, mobile apps or coaching programs that help expectant mothers to better track and manage their medical visits, making it easier for them to follow recommended appointments before and after delivery. For Medicaid members in states across the country, the Baby Blocks program uses financial incentives and “gamification” to help encourage healthy pregnancies and deliveries.
Joining us live is Dr. Vidya Raman-Tangella, a clinician by training with more than 20 years of experience in health care innovation and head of the UnitedHealthcare Innovation Center of Excellence; and Debra Ness, President of the National Partnership for Women & Families. They’ll share with your audience tips to help women have a healthy pregnancy and birth and where to go for more information.