Farmers market to host health fair
CENTREVILLE — When it comes to living healthier, Americans seem to have a difficult time turning good intentions into actions. According to a recent Nielsen/NMI Health and Wellness in America report, 89 percent of the survey participants say taking personal responsibility for one’s health is the best way to stay healthy. However, only 70 percent reported that they are “actively trying to be healthier.”
Despite this contrary relationship with their health, consumers are spending time and money in search of the next best diet, health food or exercise program. Although recommitting to living healthy can be a challenging, finding local resources can sometimes be daunting. There’s no better place to rediscover a healthier you than your local farmers market. Or at least that’s what a group of Centreville Main Street volunteers thought.
The group will host the Centreville HeadTo-Toe Health Fair on June 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Centreville Farmers Market and Queen Anne’s County Courthouse Square.
The goal of this free event is increase health awareness through activities, information, demonstrations, and health screenings. The planning group hopes to motivate people to make positive health choices while introducing them to local medical, wellness and health services and resources. The event will be a great opportunity for infrequent farmers’ market shoppers to check out what they’ve been missing as well.
The Centreville Head To Toe Health Fair will include:
Anne Arundel Medical Center Bloodmobile (signup online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084caba92ea5fb6-centreville);
Instructor-led exercise/movement demonstrations; Fun “get up and move” kid activities; “Market to Mealtime” cooking demonstrations; Interactive medical and wellness presentations; and
Booths representing local medical and health businesses and non-profit agencies.
The Head-To-Toe Health Fair planning group includes Angie Price, nurse clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and staff nurse at Anne Arundel Medical Center; Tara Fencer, allergy technician at Eastern Shore Allergy & Asthma; Donna Bryant, Centreville resident and farmers market shopper; and Mary Ann Thompson, RN, BSN, director of clinical programs at Queen Anne’s County Department of Health.
Vendor applications are still available. For event and vendor information as well as an opportunity to volunteer at the event, contact Carol D’Agostino at 410-758-1180, ext. 17, or firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Town Hall. For updates “like” face book.com/CentrevilleMainStreet and face book.com/centrevillemarket.