Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Healthy is the New Hot Health Fair at Joseph C. Carter Park in Fort Lauderdale. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County is in its second year of administering Closing the Gap, a program funded by the Florida Department of Health, Office of Minority Health. Closing The Gap aims to increase knowledge and change behaviors of minority – women and men in health issues known to impact healthy birth outcomes, including healthy eating, physical activity, and HIV testing. It promotes a healthier lifestyle among Black and Latino residents who suffer higher rates of chronic disease when compared to other ethnic groups in Broward County.
Through the Closing the Gap program Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward facilitates group education sessions on HIV prevention, nutrition and cooking demonstration. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward also facilitates weekly Sister Stroll in the parks to encourage walking to stay healthy.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward will host Second Annual Healthy is the New Hot Health Fair at Joseph C. Carter Park to promote eating healthy and healthy life-style for parents and children. The Fair will offer direct health services so adults who attend can get their blood pressure and cholesterol checked, along with other health screenings for free. There will be various giveaways and fun activities like face painting, Henry the Hamster reading time, Zumba and much more for children and adults.
You can participate in a Sister Stroll (men are welcome), which pro-motes walking to stay active and healthy. Have a delicious and healthy lunch prepared by a professionally trained chef and nutritionist, and learn some simple tips for healthy eating on a budget.
The event will feature a resource fair with a number of local organizations providing information and giveaways to attendees. For a vendors table, please email MRestrepo@HMHBBroward.org.
Healthy is the New Hot Health Fair is free and open to the community. To participate in this event or for more information on the Closing the Gap activities call Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Broward (954) 765-0550 or email MRestrepo@HMHBBroward.org.
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1987 dedicated to reducing infant deaths by strengthening families through a comprehensive approach to prenatal care, parenting, education and support services.