Teterboro, NJ – On Monday, November 21, 2011, twenty-two Meridian employees gathered together to share in a healthy, portion-controlled Thanksgiving lunch. A Thanksgiving dinner was also prepared for evening shift employees. Each employee contributed to the meal by either preparing a special dish at home or by bringing in items that were served as part of the holiday occasion. Food items were specifically chosen to be healthy in nature as part of a new wellness initiative begun in October.
Cooks for the meal were the following: Turkey and Wild Rice Stuffing – Betsy, Sweet Potatoes – Patti and Susan, Roasted Root Veggies – Amber, Whole Pasta w/ Marinara sauce – John and Joe, Turkey Chili – Dennis. Bringing in prepared foods were as follows: Fresh Fruit – Aida and Ofelia, Angel Fruit Cake with Strawberries – Michelle and Lisa, Frozen Veggies – Kirk, Jamie and Stalin. Beverages were provided by Vicki, Saqiba and Don.
No one left hungry and the remainder of the food was shared with the rest of the Meridian staff.