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Media Advisory

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Contact: Marcus A. Williams
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Director and Celebrity Judges Will Hold Feds Get Fit Cook-Off Contest for Federal Workers

OPM Director Berry, Nutritionist and Chef Robyn Webb, Top Chef Finalist Carla Hall and former New England Patriot Darryl Haley will judge five federal employees dishes at the FGF Healthy Recipe Challenge Cook-Off

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director John Berry and three celebrity judges will hold a cook-off contest for the DC area's top five finalists of the Feds Get Fit (FGF) Healthy Recipe Challenge. The Healthy Recipe Challenge is apart of the FGF wellness initiative which is an interactive and fun way for federal employees to participate in activities that will promote a healthy lifestyle.

OPM Director Berry, Nutritionist and Chef Robyn Webb, Top Chef Finalist Carla Hall and former New England Patriot Darryl Haley will judge entries by Federal employees from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Interior, Department of Transportation-Federal Aviation Administration and the Social Security Administration.

Who:                           OPM Director John Berry

                                    Nutritionist and Chef Robyn Webb

                                    Top Chef Finalist Chef Carla Hall                             

                                    Former New England Patriot and WHUR personality Darryl Haley


What:                         FGF Healthy Recipe Challenge Cook-off with federal employees


When:                         Wednesday, April 21, 2010

                                                Cook-off begins at 2:30PM

                                                Judging begins at 3:45PM

                                                Interviews will take place after winners are announced (approximately



Where:                       OPM Cafeteria

                                    1900 E Street, NW

                                    Washington DC 20415



Media wishing to attend the event should contact OPM's Communications and Public Liaison office at 202-606-2402.

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