Beverlly Hills, CA (September 27, 2011) – Prevention hosted their first-ever Prevention Healthy TV Awards, at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills; an evening in celebration of television programming and personalities that delivers the best message and role models for healthier lifestyles. “We know how powerful and pervasive TV is. 288 million people in the USA watch television every month.” said Diane Salvatore, Editor-in-Chief of Prevention. “That is an incredible opportunity to influence public behaviour. We want to award shows that incorporate usefull health information and promote healthy behavior.”
The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a presentation spotlighting the inaugural honorees. Producers, creators, actors and hosts of top TV shows were present to receive their HealthyTV Award: Hot In Cleveland, The Biggest Loser, Dancing With The Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, The Dr. Oz Show, Men of a Certain Age, Grey’s Anatomy, Parenthood, Rizzoli & Isles and The Big C. Special mentions were Giada De Laurentiis, Ellie Krieger, and Cat Cora. The “Healthy TV Awards” winners were featured in the September issue of Prevention Magazine.
From obesity to cancer and autism, all medical issues are present on the awarded TV shows; important issues and information presented in a fun, entertaining manner. Darlene Hunt, Creator and Executive Producer of The Big C, went right to the point: “Get your moles checked people! I’m having my first colonoscopy this week.” Dr. Oz appraised Prevention’s work: “Long before it was fashion to talk about health and fitness, Prevention Magazine was on the promoting them”. Valerie Bertinelli said: “It has been proven that laughter reduces stress and burns extra calories so I am very lucky to have a job where I litterary get to laugh my a** off every day.”
Mary Murphy commented: “When we started the show eight years ago I never thought it would work but I have seen things over the years I just couldn’t even believe my eyes, and I have been so touched and inspired by the dancers”. Lately, the show has touched issues like breast cancer, addiction, relationship, and it has been involved in the National Dance Day. A thyroid cancer survivor, Mary continued: “Let’s do something about obesity in this country. I am proud of be a part of a movement to get us moving and to get us healthier. We have to make our children understand that it’s about health.”
Calebrities attending: Diane Salvatore, Editor-in-Chief of Prevention, Laura Petasnick, Publisher of Prevention, along with Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland), Mary Murphy (So You Think You Can Dance), Alison Sweeney (The Biggest Loser), Kathy Kaehler (Kathy Kaehler Fitness), Ashley Koff R.D., Darlene Hunt (Creator and Executive Producer, The Big C), Vivian Cannon (Executive Producer, The Big C), Hilly Hicks (Writer, The Big C), Todd Lubin (Executive Producer, The Biggest Loser), Sarah Watson (Writer/Producer, Parenthood), Anne Fox (Producer, Giada DeLaurentiis), Meg Marinis (Director of Medical Research, Grey’s Anatomy), Debbie Reynolds, Devin Alexander (Chef, The Biggest Loser), Dolvett Quince (Trainer, The Biggest Loser), Ilyse Baker (Dancer, Choreographer), and many more.
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