Heard on the Hill

Word on the Hill: It’s a Healthy Day

What's happening this week?

Maria Marlowe poses with author Dr. Mark Hyman and his newest book last year. (Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images file photo)

It’s the first day of national Health and Wellness Coach Week and to kick it off, Ivanka Trump’s former health coach is coming to Capitol Hill.

Maria Marlowe writes a monthly food column and is the founder of an integrative nutrition health coaching practice in New York. She will be joined by other health leaders for a congressional briefing at noon in the Capitol Visitor Center, Room 201AB.

It’s also Senate Healthy Heart Day, and there are events planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dirksen 106.

No registration is necessary. There will be glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings and well as Pilates and kickboxing demonstrations.

Happening this week …

TuesdayValentine’s Day! Look for HOH’s coverage of the holiday.

Friends of National Service Awards: Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle will be honored by Voices for National Service for their leadership in government at Union Station’s East Hall at 6:30 p.m.

ThursdayTrailblazer Awards: The Congressional Black Associates will host their annual awards ceremony in the Capitol Visitor Center auditorium at 6 p.m.

National Press Foundation Journalism Awards Dinner: The annual dinner is at the Marriott Marquis (901 Massachusetts Ave. NW) at 7:30 p.m.

HOH’s weekly video

The highlights from last week include a screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s new Barack Obama documentary at the National Museum of American History, as well as tidbits about Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., losing a Super Bowl bet and Sen. John McCain’s, R-Ariz., mother’s 105th birthday.

Happy birthday to…

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. (who may not be getting a 'Happy Birthday' from President Donald Trump…), is 71.

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, 54.

What’s going on?

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