Good for the Neighborhood promotes nutrition

Good for the Neighborhood events to promote good nutrition

BUFFALO, N.Y. (April 14, 2015) – Tools and resources to promote healthy eating will be available at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood programs in May:

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building/Niagara Fall Housing Authority, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls

To help participants develop healthy eating habits, the events will feature a free farmers market with fresh fruits and vegetables. Attendees will receive a free voucher they can redeem for a specific amount of the fresh produce of their choice. In addition, participants will receive the "pick of the day," a free produce item they may not typically eat with tips on how to prepare it. They will have the chance to sample a healthy recipe featuring the pick of the day during the event.

Free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, lung function, and body mass index will also be available. Participants who obtain the health screenings will receive a prize giveaway.

In addition, activities will be offered to engage children in learning about nutritious foods and healthy habits.

Good for the Neighborhood® brings health and wellness programs to residents in underserved areas to improve their health. 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 www.independenthealth.com/foundation or call 635-4959.