Erin Lopynski, RD, is a registered dietitian at Inova Well. Chocolate, cookies, cocktails, endless appetizers — it can feel like the holiday season was designed to derail your healthy eating habits. But holiday festivities don’t have to lead to holiday weight gain. These tricks can help you enjoy the treats of the season without going…

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Christy Lormel has almost 12 years of experience in clinical research, health promotion, health education, and program management, Christy has been with Inova Health System for 8 years and Inova Well for almost 4 of those. In her spare time Christy enjoys teaching barre and yoga as well as spending time with her husband and…

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Mike Endress has been in the health and wellness industry for over eleven years and helping others reach their health and wellness goals. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Exercise Science and he is also a certified health coach and personal trainer. Mike’s passion for health and wellness not only shines…

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What does hospital food have to do with environmental responsibility? By Chip Goyette, Director of Sustainability, Inova Health System We here in the Inova sustainability team were thrilled to recently roll out an exciting initiative: The elimination of antibiotic-fed chicken products in our hospital cafeterias. In May 2018, Inova hospital cafeterias switched over to all…

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Will reduce use of single-use plastic items, offer straw alternatives for the disabled Falls Church, VA – Today Inova announced it will eliminate plastic straws and reduce single-use plastic items in public areas, such as cafeterias and gift shops in all five hospitals in the system.  Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, is…

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    Christina Quint, MA, is the sustainability analyst for Inova’s Office of Sustainability. In this role, she provides programmatic support, manages sustainability communication and marketing, and oversees environmental data collection and analysis to ensure optimal operational performance across the Inova system. Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience…

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Kara Nickerson, RD, PN1 is a Registered Dietitian with over a decade of experience in the fields of weight loss, functional medicine, corporate wellness and fitness, personal training/ performance enhancement specialist and private nutrition coaching.  Kara is the WellAware (employee wellness program) manager and WellAware Health Coach at Inova.   Kara’s personal wellness philosophy is…

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