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The American Heart Association Co-Hosts Event in Miami Gardens


On November 21, The Office of Representative Sharon Pritchett, The Office of Miami Gardens Councilman David Williams, The Miami-Dade County Parent Academy, and Healthy Food Florida on behalf of The American Heart Association hosted "Healthy Living, Healthy Solutions", a community wellness workshop.  In attendance were the NAACP Health Committee, Tone You Up, Inc.,  Miami-Dade County Department of Food & Nutrition, Zija International, Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Chef Irie Spice, Parkway Educational Complex and residents of Miami Gardens.

Attendees learned about container gardening, composting, as well as the American Heart Association's Healthy Food Financing Initiative. They also visited participating organizations' booths, enjoyed a physical fitness session and watched a healthy food cooking demonstration by the talented Chef Irie Spice.  Attendees were very receptive towards the information presented and expressed gratitude for the healthy food.  Both attendees and participating organizations expressed interest in recreating the event annually.

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