Chattanooga Mobile Market To Offer Healthy Living Expos

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Chattanooga Mobile Market will offer Healthy Living Expos beginning Saturday, June 15, at each of its 12 location sites. The Healthy Living Expos will feature diabetic screenings, fresh, local and healthy snacks, wellness activities for kids and adults, health assessments and other activities. 

“We are excited to bring a variety of healthy resources to the Mobile Market for this celebration of our first year of operations,” said Lori Bell, manager for Chattanooga Mobile Market . “The Healthy Living Expos will directly impact our ability to support individuals in each of our communities identify local resources, be physically active and have some fun. We are excited because we know that we’ll be making a difference in the lives of so many cancer survivors and their families in our community.” 

“The Healthy Living Expos will provide on site diabetic screenings for any adult free of charge," said Bill Rush, YMCA project manager for Pioneering Healthy Communities.  "Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic diseases in our country and our community. Chronic Disease Prevention programs will be a primary focus for many of our local health care providers and for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chattanooga." 

Pioneering Healthy Communities primary focus is to look at making the healthy choice the easy choice especially when it comes to healthy foods and physical activity. “More than 62,000 Hamilton County residents live within the local food desert," said Mr. Rush.  "This means having easy access to healthy food options is not readily available. The Chattanooga Mobile Market was established by a partnership of local agencies and organizations to give residents an opportunity to purchase fresh and healthy items within their community." 

For more information, contact the Chattanooga Mobile Market at 876-3000 or visit www.chattanoogamobilemarket.org


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