Coca-Cola Consolidated has partnered with MUSC through their participation in the Working Well initiative and other innovative programs to promote healthy and active lifestyles. One such program, the Cooking Well Invitational hosted by the South Carolina Hospital Association, sponsored by Sodexo and in partnership with the Culinary Institute of Charleston and MUSC brought hospital and business wellness professionals together to share strategies on preparing healthy and delicious food in their facilities. The company is exploring other health and wellness partnerships with the hospital and throughout the Palmetto State.“Obesity is a complex problem with many societal causes,” Patient said. “As a society, we generally eat too much and don’t get enough exercise, thus leading to weight gains that can cause health problems. At Coca-Cola Consolidated, we are dedicated to educating our consumers and offering beverages that fit in their lifestyles. All foods and beverages can be a part of a healthy diet if consumed in moderation and coupled with physical activity. That’s why we offer ‘Lots of Choices—Calories Optional’.” Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (CCBCC) is the nation’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, the company’s nearly 7,000 employees make, sell and deliver Coca-Cola products in franchise sales territories across the Southeast. For more information, visit www.CokeConsolidated.com or www.LivePositively.com. The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) is South Carolina’s only comprehensive academic health science center. Their purpose is to preserve and optimize human life in South Carolina and beyond. MUSC provides an interprofessional environment for learning, discovery, and healing through (1) education of health care professionals and biomedical scientists, (2) research in the health sciences, and (3) provision of comprehensive health care. As a public institution of higher learning, MUSC provides a full range of educational programs in the biomedical sciences and actively engages in community service and outreach. The campus is located on more than 50 acres in the city of Charleston. For more information visit www.muschealth.com.