Media Advisory: Feria de Salud this Saturday, Aug. 20 in the Bronx

Posted 08/19/2016 | By HealthCorps

MEDIA ADVISORY:

What:                     Feria de Salud, hosted by the American Diabetes Association

When:                   Saturday, August 20, 2016 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Where:                 Hostos Community College, 500 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

 

Attendees:         Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz and Musician Soundboy

Contacts:             Doreen Pustizzi, American Diabetes Association

732-469-7979, ext. 3517  dpustizzi@diabetes.org

Jason Feinberg, Director of Communications & PR, HealthCorps,

646-635-5119 Jason.Feinberg@healthcorps.org

 

HealthCorps, a national not for profit founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz will be attending the largest health and music-inspired festival of the year, Feria de Salud, hosted by the American Diabetes Association in the Bronx on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The festival is a free community event intended to educate the neighboring Hispanic community about the importance of adopting and managing a healthier lifestyle for the entire family through music, food, and advocacy.

Feria de Salud will offer an array of life-saving and life-altering complimentary health screenings, educational workshops, healthy cooking demonstrations and exercise classes. Screenings include, but are not limited to: blood pressure, glucose, foot screenings, cholesterol, vision, dental, hepatitis C, BMI and HIV.

 

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About Healthcorps

HealthCorps is a national non-profit organization that gives teens tools to improve physical and mental health so they can learn to live more productive and happier lives. HealthCorps students exercise more, eat better and practice positive thought. The program will impact almost 1 million students across 19 states in 2016.  The HealthCorps curriculum has been refined and developed in its in-school Living Labs program since 2003, where a full-time Coordinator is placed inside a high-need high school to mentor hundreds of students, teach health related workshops, and promote a variety of during and after school activities. Coordinators are recent college graduates who go on to careers in medicine, public health policy or wellness practices.  HealthCorps University is an intense professional development program that certifies participants to bring HealthCorps’ innovative health and wellness curriculum to their organization whether it’s a school system, community organization or corporation. In 2015, HealthCorps teamed with CK-12 to distribute free, interactive and customizable versions of the HealthCorps curriculum for educators and students to use.   For more information please visit Healthcorps.org

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