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December 22, 2015

Healthy Choices, Healthy Changes Celebration Welcomes Celebrity Chefs

It was exciting to recently welcome Chef Nicole and Chef Megan from Great NH Restaurants as our special guests for our Healthy Choices, Health Changes (HCHC) Celebration. The Chefs provided a wonderful cooking demonstration and tasty sampling to the delight of our HCHC participants.

Congratulations to our HCHC participants who successfully focused on fitness and nutrition, weight management, smoking reduction or cessation and other lifestyle changes to improve their overall health and quality of life. Over the past five years, CLM partnered with the Department of Health and Humans Services and the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center to participate in the HCHC study focused on improving health outcomes for Medicaid clients.

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Since our official HCHC kick-off in 2012, 152 clients lost over 875 pounds by focusing on fitness and nutrition, 150 clients participated in a brief assessment to decide if they wanted to cut down or quit smoking, and 49 clients went on to actively cut down or quit. The supports and services provided through HCHC were a unique opportunity to improve overall health and quality of life of participants by addressing important lifestyle changes. We look forward to more great results in the years to come.