Last week the Healthy Living OK team participated in Open Streets and had the opportunity to talk with hundreds of neighbors about the need to increase access to healthy foods!
Open Streets seeks to promote wellness, walkability, and stronger neighborhoods by blocking off a main thoroughfare downtown so that people can explore their neighborhoods on foot! This event is put on my The OKC County Health Department’s Wellness Now Coalition and had over 30,000 people in attendance this year!
All of the AHA Oklahoma advocacy staff were out in full force chatting with families about how healthy foods, in both corner stores and in vending, can greatly effect the health of neighborhoods. The response was overwhelmingly supportive and many specifically stated they wanted to be actively involved in helping us further our mission. The team also made a "Healthy Food Hopscotch" near that table which proved to be a big hit!
Overall it was a fun day for the team to be in the community sharing information about what we love!