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George discusses Healthy Eating and Meals for Kids with the Mocha Moms

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George Stella National and Local Print Articles and Appearances

FIRST for Women
National Magazine
Jan 14th, 2008 pg 35

"Most Intriguing Floridians"
March, 2008

Men's Fitness
Published on: 1/9/2007 Last Visited: 1/9/2007



Published: June 09, 2006 10:45 pm
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THUMBS UP: To the organizers and participants who helped make America’s Second Harvest of South Georgia and Ambling Incorporated’s Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Fund-raiser a success. The event, conducted Tuesday night at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center, featured a presentation by Food Network host Chef George Stella. Money raised will benefit America’s Second Harvest’s Kids Cafe programs throughout South Georgia.

George as Spokesperson for National Mushroom Growers –Media Tour

Contact: Ruth Lowenberg
Lewis & Neale Inc.
35 East 21st St.
New York, NY 10010
Fax: 212-254-2452
Email: ruth@lewis-neale.com

“Mushrooms Are ‘In’ For Food Network’s Low Carb Chef...”

Low Carb and Lovin' It Chef George Stella
Published on: 8/19/2005

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Food Network's George Stella
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If there was an Iron Chef Low Carb, George Stella would be ruling the kitchen. As it is, he's having too much fun on his Food Network show "Low Carb and Lovin' It" to worry about losing anything but weight.

I caught up with George Stella, who was taking a break after writing his first book George Stella's Livin' Low Carb:Family Recipes Stella-Style which is published by Simon and Schuster, and asked him why he thought he and his entire family gained so much weight.


Article: The Low-carb Partygoer’s Guide
Published on: 8/1/2005

Chef George Stella, host of the Food Network's Low-Carb and Lovin' It, recommends adapting some of your favorite recipes to suit the low-carb guest. For example, his Key West crab cakes, which make excellent appetizers, are made without breadcrumbs. Instead, he uses
Stella also likes to prepare hot foods like teriyaki sesame chicken skewers and small chunks of grilled Jamaican jerk pork loin (an especially low-carb friendly meat) served with a summer squash salsa. At his parties you're likely to find cantaloupe for low-carb dieters.

CJMS: KIDS Being Healthy EXPO May 10_12, 2007 in Baltimore, MD,


that focuses on the problem of childhood obesity. Our workshops will give teachers, administrators, foodservice directors and personnel, caregivers, and parents the tools they need to help Children achieve better health.. Each day will feature two keynote sessions and 15 concurrent sessions. Keynotes include Antonia Demas, Ph.D., President, Food Studies Institute; Walt Larimore, MD, author SuperSized Kids: How to Protect Your Child from the Obesity Threat; Robert W. Sears, MD, Board_certified in Pediatrics; George Stella, Celebrity Chef, Author and Food Network Host of Low Carb and Lovin’ It; and Michele Simon, JD, MPH, Author of Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight Back. We will also feature a premiere screening of Two Angry Moms, a documentary film that asks the question: What happens when two "fed_up" moms try to change the school lunch program? In addition, nationally renowned fitness guru and healthy eating advocate RICHARD SIMMONS will make a special appearance on Saturday May 12, leading exercise, speaking and doing a "meet and greet" following. Please join us for this exciting event. Visit www.kidsbeinghealthyexpo.com for more information Thursday, May 10, 2007 8:00 AM _ Saturday, May 12, 2007 6:00 PM Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

-Press Release Below

BALTIMORE; May, 2007
Kids Being Healthy Expo welcomes Chef George Stella. Food Network Chef George
Stella was tipping the scales at a weight of 470 pounds. His family,
particularly sons Anthony and Christian, were all well on their way to being
“just like dad”. Obese and in a wheelchair, George and wife Rachel did something
simple but amazing. “Together Rachel and I devised a way to enjoy all of our
favorite foods without flour, sugar, rice, potatoes and the weight began to fall
off” Stella says. To date George has lost 270 pounds, wife Rachel, 75 pounds and
the two boys well over two hundred between them.

Stella will share his amazing story at KIDS Being Healthy EXPO, May 10-12, 2007
at the Baltimore Convention Center. George will also do a live cooking
demonstration of the recipes that helped him lose the weight and keep it off.
“We feel that George’s family story is one that will provide motivation and
inspiration for individuals and families in tackling the problem of childhood
obesity. We want to give everyone every opportunity to learn ways to help combat
this growing epidemic” added Holly Snyder, President of Kids Being Healthy EXPO.
For further information visit www.kidsbeinghealthyexpo.com.

p.s. Look for George on WMAR- Baltimore on Friday May 11!

Date: May 10 -12, 2007
Location: Baltimore Convention Center
Address: 1 W. Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201

Please click the link below to read more about this event.


Kids Being Healthy Expo

Friday May 11, 2007.

People Magazine, special publications: “YOUR DIET”
Family Expose

George Stella, Connecticut print articles

Healthy eating can be fun

KAREN KOVACS DYDZUHN, Correspondent February 01, 2007

Food Network Chef George Stella, left, guides students in cooking healthy and delicious meals.
Photo by Ariel Poland
Popular Food Network chef George Stella showed Jockey Hollow Middle School students how to eat foods that were not only better for their growing bodies, but also tasted good.

Stella, a Monroe native, led cooking competitions on the school's stage, where he taught student volunteers how to make pancakes and 'smoothie' drinks by using only nutritious ingredients.

"All we have to do to stay healthy is to make the right choices and eat healthy," Stella told Jockey Hollow students Wednesday.

School Principal John Ceccolini said, "Stella is sending a great message to the kids, which is that good food can still taste good."

After watching a brief video that included clips from celebrity news shows "Entertainment Tonight" and "Inside Edition," the students learned how Stella and his family lost a total of 560 pounds by changing their eating habits.

Describing himself as "morbidly obese," Stella said he lost 250 pounds by eating fresh foods and making healthier food choices.

His wife, Rachel, lost 75 pounds. His two sons - Christian and Anthony -lost 160 and 75, respectively.

Along with changing the types of food they regularly eat, the family also eliminated sugar from their diet and drank a lot of water.

Stella chose volunteers to participate in the cooking competition by asking his audience to identify lesser-known fruits and vegetables such as papaya, star fruit and coconut.

After donning aprons, Stella coached the selected students into creating smoothies by using a sugar substitute, and pancakes using ground almonds instead of flour.

Samples then were given to a panel of student judges.

Student Erik Kenney, 13, said he enjoyed watching his classmates work together to create the healthy food items.

Ariel Willett, 13, also liked watching the cooking demonstration. In fact, after hearing about Stella's personal battle with fighting obesity, she said she's inspired to make healthier food choices in her own daily diet.

"Also, he showed us that it's really not all that difficult to make healthier meals," Ariel said, and added that young people today should eat foods with less fats and sugars.

Mirabella Pisani, 13, agreed. When asked about her eating habits, Mirabella admitted to "kind of eating healthy.

"But, I could do better," she said. "It looks like a fun way to eat and prepare food."

Stella offered parents and other members of the Monroe community the opportunity to learn more about healthy eating on Thursday night.

According to Assistant Principal Becky Kosisko, more than 100 people showed up for his evening cooking demonstration, and learned how to prepare some of Stella's favorite recipes.

"It was wonderful because it was truly a mixed group of seniors, parents with kids and people from the community," Kosisko said. "George's energy was just as strong as it was the day before, when he spoke with just the kids."

Kosisko said Stella answered a variety of questions from the audience about healthy eating. Some asked about the benefits of butter versus margarine. Anotherperson was concerned about using sugar substitutes.

Students from Masuk High School's Culinary Arts program assisted Stella in a live cooking demonstration.

He also gave the audience pre-cooked samples of Anaheim shrimp scampi with spaghetti squash, cinnamon toast pancakes, nutty muddy trail mix, better cheddar cheese crisps, Anthony's berry good smoothies, and pumpkin pound cake and Stella-style New York ricotta cheesecake, both prepared without sugar or flour.

All recipes are in his books: "George Stella's Livin' Low Carb" and "Eating Stella Style."

Stella's presentations were a huge success, Kosisko said.

"George is committed to Monroe, and especially the children of Monroe," she said. "He has a good attitude about eating healthy, and life in general."
©Monroe Courier 2008

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The Connecticut Post Online - News
Published on: 4/14/2006 Last Visited: 4/14/2006

George Stella, host of Food Network's weekly series, "Low Carb and Lovin' It" scrapes the inside of spagetti squash into a pan while cooking at the North End Bridgeport Public Library Thursday afternoon. Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi's Diabetes Awareness Initiative sponsored the event while Stella promoted his new book, "Eating Stella Style."
Both think George Stella can help them.

Stella, who hosts a low-carb cooking show on the Food Network, returned to his native Bridgeport Thursday to dispense advice and cuisine at the North End Branch Library. He also sold copies of his new book.

Bellavita said she is impressed.

"Very much so. I'm buying one of his books," she said.

Stella's trademark is recipes that eliminate the "whites" - rice, sugar, flour and pasta.

Stella, a gourmet chef who ballooned to more than 400 pounds over two decades because of bad eating habits, has lost 260 pounds and continues to lose weight.

His wife and children also lost more than 200 pounds combined.

Fabrizi, since being diagnosed with diabetes, has started a year of awareness programs for the disease and invited Stella to speak.
Stella called the city's Health Department when he heard about the initiative.
"George lost a whole John Fabrizi," the mayor quipped.
"We didn't do without, we reinvented," Stella said of his cooking philosophy.

As he talked, he cooked shrimp scampi with garlic over spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti squash is thin and indistinguishable from regular spaghetti, according to Stella.

Shopping for Others - Westport, Connecticut
Shopping and charitable giving are set to converge on Main Street, Westport this Saturday, Dec. 3, as a women’s clothing store stages a holiday benefit to help dependent women move into the workforce.
The upscale Eileen Fisher store plans to donate 10 percent of the day’s sales to Dress For Success Mid-Fairfield County, a not-for-profit organization that helps women in southwestern Connecticut get jobs by providing business appropriate clothing and professional development training.
“Eileen Fisher has been hosting these in-store shopping events for us for seven years now,” said Darryl Manning, Dress for Success executive director. “It’s a fabulous way to get your holiday shopping done and help a worthy charity at the same time.”
Manning added that shoppers will receive $25 off all purchases made throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also, local resident and celebrity chef George Stella, star of the Food Network show, “Low Carb and Lovin’ It,” is scheduled to be on hand to cook up some of his recipes and sign copies of his book, “Livin’ Low Carb.”
According to Manning, Dress for Success Mid-Fairfield County has helped more than 3,000 women is seven years and is one of 79 affiliates worldwide. For more information, call 203-333-6505 or visit their website at http://www.dressforsuccess.org/midfairfieldcounty
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Connecticut Post Op-Ed by George Stella: April 14, 2006

A few months ago, I was cooking in my kitchen and preparing for my next episode of Low Carb and Lovin’ It on the Food Network when I saw Bridgeport’s Mayor Fabrizi on the news. He was talking about his recent diagnosis as a diabetic and his need to eat better and exercise.

I was immediately struck by his honesty and his dilemma. Here’s a man who is on the job 24/7, probably skips meals, and certainly thought he was too busy to work out. That was me just a few years ago and today, I’ve lost 260 pounds. How? By changing my relationship with food. Not an easy thing for a chef.

I decided to reach out to the mayor to see how my experience could help him personally and if there was something I could do to help him with Bridgeport’s Mayor’s Diabetes Awareness Initiative. The mayor and his staff warmly received my offer and I am happy to have been invited to share my story and my secrets of success with him and with you, the residents of Bridgeport.

Diabetes is a national epidemic
Obesity and diabetes are at near epidemic proportions in the United States, putting our most treasured resource in jeopardy: our children. More than half our population is overweight but more importantly and alarming is that 1 in 3 children is now considered obese. Even worse, the instances of diabetes developing at earlier ages are skyrocketing.

And we are not alone. The international community faces the same fate and, like us, is feverishly initiating campaigns to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of proper nutrition for a healthier lifestyle.

Diabetes and obesity are preventable
Twenty-six years ago I was a promising young chef at the top of my field and starting a family; my two biggest dreams in life were becoming a reality. So I threw myself into my craft to be the best chef I could be and support my family to the best of my ability. I worked crazy hours, had no time to eat, and couldn’t even think about getting to a gym.

Lose weight or die
Six years ago I had a reality check when I was taken out of the kitchen in a wheelchair with heart failure at 467 pounds. I was told to lose weight or die. I had no idea of what to do nor could I imagine the unbelievable journey I was about to undertake. This was a mission that I could not turn down, nor would I want to; a mission to spread the word that the very same food that I had been serving my customers for 25 years as a chef was my redemption. A mission that would lead my family and me to lose a combined 560 pounds.

It appears that I definitely could not see the trees for the forest all those years in the kitchens. After all, I knew food and was surrounded by it, but I wasn't eating it! I had been skipping meals and then eating the wrong foods at all the wrong times for over 20 years and my family had been following my lead.

Six years ago my youngest son Christian was 305 pounds at age 15, Anthony was 225 pounds at 18, and my wife Rachel, who never had a weight problem before, had followed suit and was over 200 pounds herself. It seems before I could blink we had become an obese family and I felt the weight of the world upon us. I blamed myself.

Then Low Carb became the rage and we thought it was a joke. I mean how could you eat all the steak, bacon, eggs, and cheese you want and still lose weight? Besides, I knew better than anyone, that diets don't work! This had to be another fad.

It all starts with learning new food habits
But we tried low carb anyway and we started simply by cutting out all the white stuffs from our diet and very quickly we learned what really does work; changing your eating habits!

For Immediate Releas Contact:
Caryn S. Kaufman, (203) 576-3977
Mayor’s Diabetes Awareness Initiative Focuses April Events on ‘Nutrition 101: Healthy Food Choices for Diabetics’

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – April 11, 2006 – The City of Bridgeport, together with the American Diabetes Association, is kicking off the second phase of its public health and public awareness campaign called the Mayor’s Diabetes Awareness Initiative this month with a series of events focusing on ‘Nutrition 101: Healthy food choices for diabetics.’ The yearlong Initiative, which kicked off in January and is spearheaded by Bridgeport Mayor John M. Fabrizi, seeks to improve the lives of individuals living with diabetes.

“Through this Initiative, we hope to alert at-risk individuals of the warning signs of diabetes, the benefits of testing for the disease, and the links between nutrition, weight control, physical activity, and diabetes. It is my sincere hope that this program will improve the health of Bridgeport residents and serve as a model for other cities dealing with this issue.”

The April seminars begin Thursday, April 13 at 5:00 P.M. with a motivational talk, cooking demonstration, and book signing by George Stella, author and TV host of the Food Network’s “Low Carb and Lovin’ It.” Stella, a professional chef for more than 20 years, at one time weighed a whopping 467 pounds. Today, he weighs more than 260 pounds less than he did seven years ago. George and his family dropped a combined 560 pounds by swapping sugar-filled, highly processed junk for wholesome foods naturally low in carbohydrates. Changing your eating lifestyle is about burning fat and calories naturally, without taking the pleasure out of eating. He calls his simple, satisfying philosophy of eating “Stella Style.” He is the author of two books: EATING STELLA STYLE: Low Carb Recipes for Healthy Living and LIVIN' LOW CARB: Family Recipes Stella Style.
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Mayor’s Diabetes Awareness Initiative Focuses April Events on ‘Nutrition 101: Healthy Food Choices for Diabetics’
April 11, 2006
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Visit the author at www.stellastyle.com Wild Oats Market in Westport is generously donating the food the Thursday evening’s cooking demonstration. The public is invited to join Mayor Fabrizi for this free program but reservations are strongly encouraged due to space limitations. This event will take place at the Bridgeport Public Library North Branch and Community Center, 3455 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport. To reserve a seat, the public may call (203) 576-8113.

A complete calendar of free activities for April follows:

Thursday, April 13 (No snow date)
Motivational talk, cooking demonstration, and book signing by George Stella, author and TV host of the Food Network’s “Low Carb and Lovin’ It.”
5:00 P.M.
Bridgeport Public Library North Branch and Community Center, 3455 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport
Free but reservations are required due to space limitations. To reserve a seat call: (203) 576-8113

Monday, April 17, 2006 (Snow date: April 1:
Nutrition 101: Healthy food choices for diabetics
Noon: City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport
Conference Rooms A, B, & C
(203) 576-8113

Monday, April 17, 2006 (Snow date: April 21)
Nutrition 101: Healthy food choices for diabetics
6:00 P.M.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main Street, Bridgeport
Hawley Conference Room 1, 2, 3
Validated parking in Huntington Street garage
(203) 576-6000

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 (No snow date)
Nutrition 101: Healthy food choices for diabetics
6:00 P.M.
Bridgeport Hospital, 267 Grant Street, Bridgeport
Hollander Auditorium
Validated parking will be available in the lot across from the hospital on Grant Street.
(203) 384-3000
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Mayor’s Diabetes Awareness Initiative Focuses April Events on ‘Nutrition 101: Healthy Food Choices for Diabetics’
April 11, 2006
Page 3 of 7

The free, yearlong Mayor’s Diabetes Awareness Initiative features quarterly education seminars in four different locations throughout Bridgeport, a program to monitor blood sugar levels, coaching sessions, monthly newsletters, and access to a diabetes educator who will be available to answer questions and provide helpful resources for managing diabetes. In addition to the City of Bridgeport and the American Diabetes Association, major sponsors include Bayer, Bridgeport Hospital, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hall Neighborhood House, Health Net, Quest Diagnostics, Pfizer, Southwest Community Health Center, and St. Vincent’s Medical Center.


George Stella Television Appearances

The Mike and Juliet Show –summer 07 Junior League’s

QVC --West Chester, Pa
16X Now in year 3 as an on-air guest selling books -Simon and Schuster

Fox and Friends, The Fox News Channel NY- NY-May 07 –Junior League Spot

-4/22/06-1500th Episode with Kathy Griffin and Richard Simmons
-Fathers Day 6/15/03
-Fathers Day 6/12/02
*Prior to 05 Originally Known as :
THE LOW CARB CHEFS w/ my wife Rachel on air together

Local WOFL FOX35 in Orlando Fla where regulars on Good Morning Orlando

CBS The INSIDER 4-13-06 expose’ on Family for Junior Leagues
Pat Obrien

Entertainment Tonight – Lara Spencer – remake of Insider Story -4-22-06

ABC The Tony Danza Show
3x 1/3/05, 11/06, 1/6/06

2004-2005 Christmas Feast and Thanksgiving Feast, did segments with:
Barbara Walters –cooked with and interviewed my family w/ son Christian
Meredith Viera , Star Jones and
Joy Behar

05 Story on My Family’s weight loss

CNN Financial – Gerry Willis, host , expose in Gerry’s NY Apt! Fun!

1 hour George Stella Food Network Special

Host of Low Carb and Lovin’ It – 2 Seasons, Food Network Productions, Chelsea Marketplace Food Network Studios, filmed Live,



Appearance Dates: December 10th, 2006 – 7:50am REGULAR- appeared 6x ,

“Westport , CT area” News Channel 12 4-14-06

Started on TV here as regulars called: The Low Carb Chefs
First family expose on us started it all here, it was Called:

“MORE TO LIFE” 4/2/01
2/28/02, 10/19/01, 8/14/01, 5/21/01, 4/2/01

WKMG Orlando, FL, CBS Evening News - 1/18/02

Tampa, FL FOX 13 NEWS – 1/2/03
To promote my opening “SLOPPY JOE’S” restaurant in Treasure Island , Fl

2007 2008  

some interesting links to recent stories and National TV:



Kids in the Kitchen Spokesperson, George Stella, On "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet"
Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen spokesperson and former Food Network chef, George Stella, appeared on May 17 on the national FOX show, "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet."


Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen in Monroe, CT
Monroe Courier

Advertisement for my last Iron Kids program in Sarasaota, Florida:

George with Kids conducting a "Kids Kebob Chefs Table" ;

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