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Getting Dave Hlubek Healthy

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It is time for the "Big Guy" to become the not so big guy. We all know and love Dave but he needs help to get his health under control. He has diabetes, congestive heart failure and knee issues. As many know, he has been unable to travel in the past several months to play. During many conversations with him, he has come to the realization that he needs help. Like many of us, Dave was taught that you have to finish your plate. He went from Mom's to being married where his wife did everything, to being famous where he had people doing it for him, to being on his own now. He has never been taught the proper nutrition. He needs this to aid him in caring for his health issues. The proper nutrition will bring along the weight loss that Dave must do in order to keep him with us. We (Dave and I) have found a dietition in Jacksonville that is willing to take him on!

Mindy Black is an experienced Registered Dietitian and exercise physiologist located in Jacksonville, Florida. She specializes in sports nutrition, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy. Mindy graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. Past experience includes serving as a Sports Nutritionist for the University of Florida Athletic Association, independent work with many professional and elite athletes, and weight loss counseling in and around Jacksonville.

Currently, she is the dietitan for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Jacksonville Universiry Dolphins.

The programs that she feels would be best for Dave is One on One Nutrition counseling, where he will receive 6 sessions; personalized meal planning, which will include meal planning for being on the road; and individualized grocery store tour that will teach him how to shop, read labels and what not to buy.

Dave is very excited about starting this life transformation. He wants to be able to get his health on track and to continue to entertain us all for many years to come. Wouldn't it be great to see Dave back on stage "standing" instead of having to sit and play?

Any additional funds after paying for Mindy's services will be used for additional sessions with her and when he is able a YMCA membership so that he is able to get an exercise program started.

Every little bit helps. Please give what you can and share online. Lets keep Dave's motivation going!!!!!!

Thank you so much for helping!


Brenda Sumner
Covington, KY

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