Shoreline Eats4Health Awareness Month: March 28 Kick-Off Event

Friday, March 23, 2012

Are you ready for a change to a healthier way of eating? Looking for inspiration or new ideas as you plan your meals? Need help with healthy meal preparation techniques? During the entire month of April the City and many community partners will celebrate Eats4Health month by highlighting learning opportunities, specials on nutritious foods at local stores, and lifestyle changes that can help residents lead a healthy life.

In Shoreline's Vision 2029 Statement, a 20-year community vision, Shoreline is described as a "healthy community." To further this vision, Council adopted a Healthy City Strategy that supports and encourages community members to make healthy lifestyle choices.

A primary component in healthy lifestyles is nutritious food. Access to sources of healthy food and knowing how to prepare healthy meals provides the foundation for nutritious diets and lowers the risk of obesity and diabetes. During the entire month of April the City and many community partners will celebrate Eats4Health month by highlighting learning opportunities, specials on nutritious foods at local stores, and lifestyle changes that can help residents lead a healthy life.

To kick off Eats4Health month, please join the City and partner organizations at a Healthy Eating Event on Wednesday, March 28, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at City Hall. Tricia Clement, dietician and certified diabetes educator at Northwest Hospital, will present Keen Cuisine: Cents and Sensibility in the Kitchen, which will focus on low cost ways to make your meals healthful while tantalizing your taste buds. Clement has more than 20 years of experience working with both inpatients and outpatients, co-teaches the "Living Well Diabetes" classes at the hospital, and frequently participates in community events to promote wellness.

After Clement’s presentation, residents can sample food, pick up new recipes and get information on making healthy food and lifestyle choices at a vendor fair of local companies and organizations. Partner organizations include: UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital, Dale Turner YMCA, Shoreline Lake-Forest Park Senior Center, Shoreline School District Food Services, Central Market, Tiny Organics, Shoreline Farmer’s Market and Diggin' Shoreline.

Visit here to learn more. For questions about the City of Shoreline’s Healthy City Strategy contact Community Services Manager Rob Beem or 206-801-2251.



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