Thursday, April 20, 2017

Healthy Beverage Zone Launches in the Bronx

On Tuesday, April 18th Bronx Health REACH/The Institute for Family Health, and Union Community Health Center officially launched the Healthy Beverage Zone initiative, a borough-wide movement promoting healthy beverage consumption among individuals who work and/or live in the Bronx. The event, held at Hostos Community College, a partner in the initiative, included Bronx Health REACH's Kelly Moltzen, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., New York State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assemblyman Victor Pichardo, and Dr. Vanessa Salcedo from Union Community Health Center. The speakers encouraged Bronx residents to take the pledge to make their workplace, school, place of worship and home a healthy beverage zone free of sugar sweetened drinks.

The Institute for Family Health's Mount Hope, Stevenson and Walton health centers will soon become Healthy Beverage zones. The Bronx, selected as one of 50 finalists in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, has received a $10,000 community award to support the Bronx Healthy Beverage Zone. At the end of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge, the programs that show measurable change may be eligible for prize awards of up to $500,000.

You can read more about the Healthy Beverage Zone by visiting the website. 

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