The American Heart Association’s Greater Washington Region has joined with Councilmember Mary Cheh, Council Member Kenyan McDuffie, DC Government, DC Department of Health, OSSE, American Cancer Society, The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Safe Routes to School, and DC Public Schools to encourage everyone to make healthy eating choices on Wednesday, Nov. 7 — National Eating Healthy Day. The day serves to celebrate healthy choices. It will highlight the successes of DC Government in instituting workplace wellness programs and also the achievements of DC Public Schools in have incorporating healthy eating in their cafeterias through offering better food choices, increasing parent engagement, or encouraging garden to table cooking through the innovative use of community gardens.
National Eating Healthy Day is dedicated to the health and wellness of all Americans. It’s vital to maintain a healthy and well-balanced eating pattern as well as engage in physical activity — on National Eating Healthy Day and every day. National Eating Healthy Day, locally sponsored by Sodexo, encourages you to make small changes each day to incorporate healthier food choices.
Through this day, the American Heart Association’s My Heart. My Life. initiative will increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition; provide education, tools and resources to companies nationwide; and raise funds to help in the fight against heart disease and stroke.
The event will include a cooking demonstration and community discussion celebrating National Eating Healthy Day and the upcoming Greater Washington Region Heart Walk.
Come out and join the celebration:
Wednesday November 7, 2012 at 1 p.m.
McKinley Technical High School