Lemon Williams and his committee on Thursday night hosted an event about diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity at The Camp House. The speaker was Maurice Saliba, certified health coach and founder of Hope 80/20, recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Registry of National Diabetes Prevention Program founders.
Mr. Saliba has over 30 years of experience offering effective wellness solutions to corporations and communities improving health and reducing health costs. Hope 80/20 is part of an $80 million grant with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors in multiple states across the United States.
Participants enjoyed dinner catered by Andrea Cagle, owner of Kozy Cooking Catering Company / Kozy Cooking Gourmet Bistro while Mr. Saliba presented tips to losing weight without buying a membership to a gym or buying expensive food.
“Chattanooga is #1 for obesity in the United States and #5 for high blood pressure,”said Mr. Saliba.
About one fourth of the attendees Thursday night live in District 28 and others that attended own businesses or work in downtown Chattanooga.
Mr. Williams has teamed up with Mr. Saliba and last night they made an announcement that Mr. Saliba has donated 50 packages ($10,000) to District 28 that consists of 22 weeks of lifestyle change. Participants will pick a participating recreation center or church in their neighborhood to watch a video twice a week. Activities for kids will be provided for participants with children. Mr. Williams and Mr. Saliba said they are committed to this journey whether Mr. Williams is elected or not.
The first event to sign up to be a participant will be held in July and details will be announced very soon.
Mr. Williams is a Republican candidate for state representative District 28.