Regence Webinar Helps Consumers Lose Fat, Keep Flavor With Holiday Cooking

Wild Oats Marketplace Chef Gayle Jolley offers tips on how to prepare

healthier, flavorful meals that use low-fat substitutes without sacrificing


Nov 27, 2006, 00:00 ET from Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- We all know the benefits of
 eating healthily, but sticking to a sensible diet can pose a challenge
 because low fat often translates to less taste in our meals and snacks.
 It's especially difficult to stay on track during the holidays, when so
 many great-tasting foods abound at holiday parties and meals. Weight gain
 becomes nearly unavoidable.
     Consumers interested in learning how to eat healthily and avoid the
 inevitable holiday weight gain are invited to attend a free Regence Engine
 web seminar entitled "Lose the Fat: Keep the Flavor: Holiday Cooking Tips"
 on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. The web
 seminar will be hosted jointly by Regence and Wild Oats Marketplace.
 Regence members may enroll for this web seminar on the Engine at, while members of the public may enroll at
     Chef Gayle Jolley of Wild Oats Marketplace will show attendees how to
 make sensible choices during the temptation-filled holiday season. She will
 demonstrate simple ways to prepare healthier, flavorful meals for the
 holidays, how to select foods that are healthy and easy to prepare, and how
 to make low-fat substitutes without sacrificing taste.
     "The holiday season can leave many people feeling out of control when
 it comes to overindulging at holiday meals or parties," said Will McKinney,
 vice president of Consumer-Directed Health Systems for Regence. "We are
 proud to offer this free webinar to help the community take charge of its
 health. We hope members and the public alike will join us to learn more
 about how they can stay healthy and still enjoy their favorite holiday
     About the Regence Engine
     The Regence Engine ( is designed to help advise members
 on healthcare and lifestyle options, navigate them through the healthcare
 system, and reward those who make healthier choices. With the Regence
 Engine, members can find all their health-related resources in one place.
 They can check their claims; get fitness and nutrition tips; learn about
 medical conditions, medications and formulary information; search for
 doctors; and research costs and care options. They can even earn Regence
 Reward points-redeemable for gift certificates to hundreds of restaurants,
 retailers, theaters and more-just for actively taking charge of their
     About Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
     Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon provides medical, dental and
 related coverage for about one million members in Oregon and in Clark
 County, Washington. It's part of Regence, the largest affiliation of health
 plans in the northwest and intermountain states, collectively covering
 nearly three million people. Regence and its affiliates are not-for-profit
 independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Nearly
 one in three Americans has health care coverage through Blue Plans. For
 more information, visit

SOURCE Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon