HCC Health Fair event focuses on healthy lifestyles

Apr 16, 2013

HCC Coleman College for Health Sciences campus was the site for a community health fair Saturday, April 13. The campus has become a focal point for community activities, and this event brought families together for health and wellness information and resources in a family atmosphere.

Dozens of families took part of this event sponsored by HCC’s Minority Male Initiative and 100 Blackmen of Metro Houston and its partners. There was free health screenings, information on healthy behaviors, and important alternative exercise demonstrations for both children and adults. All were encouraged to learn about Yoga.

“Health & Wellness” is a new initiative that is working to combat the epidemic of obesity by creating community environments that better accommodate, even encourage, healthy eating and regular physical activity. The hope is that everyone in the Houston Diaspora will think about what they can do to help make it easier for themselves and those around them to make healthy decisions – eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables and incorporating physical activity into their daily routines.

If you have questions about the event contact HCC’s Minority Initiative, John Gilmore at: 832-309-1353 or 100 Blackmen of Metro Houston Health & Wellness Committee, Chi Ali at: 954-226-9527.

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