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)
Maria Marlowe poses with author Dr. Mark Hyman and his newest book last year. (Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images file photo)
Posted February 13, 2017 at 5:00am

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?

Have any tips, announcements or Hill happenings? Send them to AlexGangitano@cqrollcall.com