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Florida High School Student Wins BistroMD Writing for Wellness Essay Competition

Florida High School Student Wins BistroMD Writing for Wellness Essay

NAPLES, Fla., May 25, 2011 — BistroMD, the nation’s leading physician-designed, chef-prepared diet meal delivery company, selected Florida high school student Caily Horbal as the winner of the first annual BistroMD Writing for Wellness essay competition.

Horbal was announced as the grand prize winner at an awards ceremony held at Barron Collier High School in Naples, Florida, on May 19th. Horbal’s essay, “Emotional Eating and the Desire to Look Good,” examined the condition of emotional eating, a topic that is very prevalent among youth across the nation today.

What the judges found particularly compelling about Horbal’s essay was her real-life perspective on the issue, and her moving portrayal of coping with the condition herself. As the grand prize winner of BistroMD’s Writing for Wellness essay competition, Horbal received a $500 college savings bond, and her essay will be featured in the nationally distributed BistroMD newsletter.

“BistroMD is pleased to recognize the achievements of Caily and her peers,” said Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., nationally recognized physician, and founding physician of BistroMD. “With childhood and teen obesity on the rise, BistroMD seeks to promote awareness of health and nutrition among teens and young adults. The work these students did was outstanding, and we hope that their writing will serve as a way to inspire others.”

Including Horbal, 11 other finalists were also recognized at the event: Alexa Ballenger, Jessica Cederquist, Tara Cioffi, Emma DeFrancesco, Faleesha Fernandez, Cooper Fulcher, Dani James, Jessica Klahm, J.D. Menkiewicz, Stacia Moyer and Autin Nolz. All essays emphasized the importance of a healthy diet and were written to inspire others to make healthy lifestyle choices.

About BistroMD: BistroMD™ is the nation’s leading physician-designed, chef-prepared diet meal delivery company. Founded by Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., one of several hundred medical doctors in the country board-certified in the field of weight loss, Dr. Cederquist has been helping clients lose weight for over 15 years.

Building upon her medical expertise and her nutritional knowledge of a balanced diet, BistroMD helps people achieve healthy weight loss through home-delivered meals that are healthy, delicious and convenient. For more information on BistroMD, visit:

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