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Saturday: Health & Wellness TV Special

Move over, Emeril Lagasse. Around Redskins Park, Antwaan Randle El has established an outstanding reputation in the kitchen.

Chef Antwann specializes in healthy meals for families on the go. Randle El should should know, since he has four children and one on the way.

Join Chef Antwaan and Redskins team nutritionist Jane Jakubczak on the "Redskins Health & Wellness" TV special, broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. ET, on WUSA-TV Channel 9.

Host Sara Walsh looks into how Randle El and other Redskins incorporate healthy eating into their lifestyles.

You'd be surprised at how much thought and preparation goes into meal planning for Randle El and his teammates.

Here's a tip for all Redskins fans from Jakubczak, who is in her second year as team nutritionist: "If 80 percent of the time you choose nutrient dense foods (whole grains, lean proteins, fresh fruit and vegetables, or low fat dairy), then 20 percent of the time you can choose fun foods. Balance this with daily physical activity."

Simply put, Antwaan Randle El and his teammates take nutrition seriously. They want to help make Redskins fans the healthiest in the NFL. And nutrition is certainly a large part of that effort.

Also appearing in the Redskins Health and Wellness TV Special is linebacker Rocky McIntosh, who is rehabilitating a knee injury daily at Redskins Park.

Redskins assistant strength and conditioning coach Harrison Bernstein gives an inside look at how the team's players train in the offseason.

Also, Redskins players teach area youth about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and Redskins Cheerleader Brittany offers skin care tips.

These are just some of the highlights of the TV special, which also tackles childhood obesity, emphasizes family nutrition, and points out the importance of warming up and stretching before and after exercise.

Be sure to visit the Health & Wellness section on for news, upcoming events and an interactive Q&A with Redskins team physicians.

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