August Recipe Winner Announced Live on Facebook

Kerry Harris, Laura Hitt and Melinda Scholten on Facebook Live.


Leslie McGee, Infection Preventionist, is the winner of NorthBay Healthcare’s August recipe contest at the VacaValley Hospital Café.

Leslie’s recipe for Shrimp Salad was selected for its simplicity and tastes said Kerry Harris, manager of Nutrition Services at NorthBay VacaValley Hospital.

For her winning entry, Leslie receives a free meal at the café and will see her recipe featured on the café menu every Wednesday in August.

The announcement of the winning recipe was made Tuesday during a Facebook Live event on the NorthBay Facebook page.

The Facebook Live event also featured two NorthBay registered dietitians, Laura Hitt and Melinda Scholten, who helped announce the theme for the September recipe contest: diabetes-friendly cooking.

Solano County has the highest rate of diabetes in the nine Bay Area counties and is among the top 10 counties with high rate in the state.

The pair talked about healthy cooking and shared ideas for how to make recipes healthier.

The diabetes theme for September contest coincides with the annual Ride to Defeat Diabetes (R2D2), which is set for Sept. 10. It will feature three routes for bike riders of all levels: a 10-mile ride, a 25-mile ride and a 60-mile ride. The event raises funds for the NorthBay Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology. To sign up, visit

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Leslie's winning Shrimp Salad recipe.