Family First Health launches ‘Eat Your Greens’ with ideas to sneak veggies on the go
Central PA (4 March 2015) — Family First Health, a community health center in York and Adams counties, is encouraging patients to make fruits and veggies part of the discussion with their doctors and dentists. Through a series of events called “Eat Your Greens,” Family First Health is encouraging a healthier lifestyle that improves the overall health of our communities.
The campaign kicks off with a family-friendly event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at York’s Central Market, where kids can create a festive leprechaun mask and adults can pick up free recipe cards for veggie-friendly snacks. Family First Health will also be partnering with Hively Landscaping to give away reusable shopping bags to hold all your goodies!
Family First Health will also sponsor the first-ever vegetarian chef challenge at YorKitchen on March 26 with Chefs Tim Spangler of Mezzogiorno and Trae Grabosch of LettUsKnow. The campaign wraps up with Family First’s famous stuffed veggies at a photo booth in Central Market for “Go Green in the City” April 18. Stop in and pose with your pledge to #EatYourGreensYork.
In the campaign’s third year, Family First Health is focused on the message that incorporating vegetables into your meals and snacks doesn’t have to be time-consuming or difficult. The public can visit familyfirsthealth.org/greens for easy ideas on how to eat healthfully while on the go, or Like Family First Health on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for shareable images and quick tips throughout March and April.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, York Health Corporation, now Family First Health, is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services at its sites on South George Street in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover and Gettysburg. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Family First Health offers a reduced fee program for the uninsured and accepts most other health insurances. For more information regarding the programs and services offered through Family First Health, please visit the website at www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.
These services are supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Health Center Quality Improvement FY 2015 Grant Awards for $55,897. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.