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Choosing Health Rally June 8th

Ingham County Health Department Teams with Local Businesses, Schools, Governments, Healthcare and Social Agencies Sponsoring Effort to Promote Healthy Lifestyles at Greater Lansing’s Largest Healthy Lifestyles Rally.

We are dealing with significant health problems in the Capital Area. In Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties, as much as 32% of the population struggles with obesity, 26% of our population is inactive and 18% engage in excessive drinking. The Ingham Health Department is joining with the Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA) and its resource partners to launch a campaign called Choosing Health!®, designed to help members of Mid-Michigan’s Capital Area learn about existing programs to achieve healthy lifestyle goals.  Over 90 businesses and organizations have joined this movement and on Saturday, June 8, 2013, we are having the Spring/Summer Choosing Health!® Rally to get the community moving and eating right! The event is totally FREE and will be held from 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Saturday, June 8, at the Lansing Armory and St. Joseph Tabernacle Church, 330 & 240 Marshall Street, between Saginaw Street and Michigan Avenue.

Over 30 organizations, businesses and agencies will have displays to show area residents resources to help with their healthy lifestyles quest for the fall and winter. Local caterers and restaurants will have free healthy food samples for a “Taste of Health” and fitness professionals will offer demo classes on ways to stay active.

The Ingham County Health Department, along with CAHA, is hosting this FREE community-wide Spring/Summer Choosing Health!® Rally to encourage Capital Area residents to become more physically active, develop healthy eating habits, prevent substance and tobacco abuse and promote mental health. There will be door prize drawings, healthy living displays from area programs and retailers, free nutritious food samples from area restaurants and businesses, free demo classes, and a free presentation by nationally known health and nutrition coach Neeshan Mehretu, introduced by Ingham County Health Officer Dr. Renée Canady. Plus, an opportunity to learn more about Michigan’s Health & Wellness 4x4 Plan to improve health and wellness in our community.

 For more information, visit or call 517-347-3377.