Good for the Neighborhood events to offer resource

Good for the Neighborhood® events to offer resources to help community ‘Eat Right’

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 3, 2014) - With a theme of “Eat Right,” many tools and resources focused on promoting better nutrition will be available at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® programs offered at two sites this month.

Good for the Neighborhood® will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building/Niagara Fall Housing Authority, 3001 9th. St., Niagara Falls.

To help participants develop healthy eating habits, these free events will include a farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a healthy cooking demonstration with food samples. Participants will also be encouraged to attend free cooking classes for four weeks following the events.

In addition, this month’s Good for the Neighborhood® programs will offer health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with a pharmacist, so they are encouraged to bring a list of their medications and ask any questions they may have.

Good for the Neighborhood® brings health and wellness programs to residents in underserved areas to improve their health. The program is made possible in part by AstraZeneca and The John R. Oishei Foundation. For more information on this event, please contact the Independent Health Foundation at 635-4959.

Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of Western New York residents through awareness, prevention, wellness and education programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit or call 635-4959.