Thursday, April 3, 2014

‘Get Healthy Connecticut” in New Haven Saturday

NEW HAVEN - Yale-New Haven Hospital, Yale School of Public Health and the city will hold the ‘Get Healthy Connecticut' first annual “Get Fit Day” initiative on the New Haven Green Saturday, according to a release.
The event will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the New Haven Green
Mayor Toni Harp "and others will help bring the Get Healthy Connecticut physical activity directory to life on the New Haven Green in collaboration v," according to a release. 
"Activities for all ages will include exercise classes, climbing wall, walking tours, healthy food and health screenings. Participants in the New Haven weight loss challenge will also have the opportunity to donate their weight in pounds of food to two local food pantries as part of Get Healthy Connecticut’s “Pound 4 Pound” initiative," the release said.
All non-perishable non-expired food collected on April 5 will support the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen and FISH of Greater New Haven, the release said.
Also in the release:
Get Healthy CT is a coalition dedicated to preventing and reducing obesity by removing the barriers to healthy eating and physical activity through the inclusive collaboration of key stakeholders in the community.  Members of the Get Healthy CT coalition include Being Well @ Yale, CARE at the Yale School of Public Health, Central CT Coast YMCA, City of New Haven, City of New Haven Parks and Recreation, Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center, DataHaven, Fitizen, New Haven Food Policy Council, New Haven Public Schools, Yale-New Haven Hospital and others. For more information, visit
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