Dallas, TX – This Saturday, September 12, 2015, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, along with The Concilio presents ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® in Dallas. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. The event this weekend is FREE and open to the public.
What: Health screenings, fresh fruits and vegetables giveaway, exercise tips, and family fun
Where: Kiest Park Recreation Center, 3080 S. Hampton Road – Dallas, TX, 75224
When: Saturday, September 12 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
“The Concilio is honored to have partnered with National Alliance for Hispanic Health since 2007 to implement ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! ® in Dallas,” said Florencia Velasco Fortner, President and CEO of The Concilio. “It is an important one-stop opportunity for families to receive multiple nutrition and wellness services, addressing the fact that in the 2013-2014 school year, 34% of Dallas County children were obese and 14% were at risk of becoming obese according to data from the Texas Education Association FITNESSGRAM® . Our children need us to manage their health, and this event provides families with resources to do just that.
Made possible by an extraordinary group of partners and volunteers, the Dallas event is presented by The Concilio and local Presenting Sponsor, Baylor Scott & White Health and will feature:
FREE Health Screenings including*:
e) Glucose and cholesterol
f) Flu Shots
g) HIV/AIDS testing
FREE Fitness and Sports: Kid Zone full of activities like rock wall climbing, tennis clinics, physical inflatable games including bungee jump and zumba to get kids up and moving.
FREE Health Information: Health insurance enrollment information including CHIP, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program (SNAP) and more!
FREE Nutrition: The North Texas Food Bank is donating 15,000 pounds of free fruits and vegetables and will educate families about healthy nutrition including healthy recipes. All participants attending will have the chance to receive 5 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. ***
FREE Family fun: A high-energy Zumbathon starting from 10 am to 12 pm! And a mobile learning lab with interactive ways to educate people about healthy living and lifestyles including stress IQ test with information to help manage stress or wear a fat vest that adds 20 pound to feel how extra weight impacts day-to-day activities, or build a healthy plate using the new MyPlate guidelines.
￼￼“Now in its ninth year, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is the nation’s largest annual event series promoting healthy lifestyles in Hispanic communities,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group. “Driven by a “can-do” volunteer spirit, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is working neighbor-to-neighbor to support healthier environments and to realize the collective vision of our communities for a stronger and healthier nation.”
“We are proud to support ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events across the country,” said Robert Forrester, president of Newman’s Own Foundation. “The Foundation places a high priority on improving nutrition access, and National Alliance for Hispanic Health is working at the community level to advance the health and wellness of individuals.”
About The Concilio
The Concilio is a grassroots organization that empowers parents and has served North Texas since 1981. The results-driven nonprofit offers turn-key programs that improve educational attainment and access to equitable healthcare. The Concilio helps families overcome obstacles and unfavorable conditions that interfere with their health and education, serving thousands of families each year. For more information, call (214) 818-0481 or visit www.theconcilio.org.
About the National Alliance for Hispanic Health
The Alliance is the nation’s foremost science-based source of information and trusted advocate for the health of Hispanics in the United States. The Alliance represents thousands of Hispanic health providers across the nation providing services to more than 15 million each year, making a daily difference in the lives of Hispanic communities and families. For more information, visit http://www.hispanichealth.org or call the Alliance’s Su Familia National Hispanic Family Health Helpline at 1-866-783-2645.
About ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®
In its ninth year, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® is the premier national family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series in the nation. The events are driven by local needs, organized by a leading Hispanic organization in the community, and supported by long-term national partners along with over 400 community partners and 1,000 volunteers annually. In 2015, ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® events will be held in Los Lunas, NM; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Kennett Square, PA; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Phoenix, AZ; Brownsville, TX; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and, San Diego, CA. The National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Healthy Americas Foundation present the series, along with its national supporter, Newman’s Own Foundation; national media partner, Univision Communication’s Salud es vida ¡Entérate!; and national partners, the Embassy of Mexico and the United States Tennis Association. For more information call 1-866-783-2645 or visit http://www.getupgetmoving.org or find us on Face book at http://facebook.com/healthyamericas.
*Health screenings are on a first come, first serve basis and only available between 9am -12:30 pm. Mammogram screenings by appointment only 214.818.0481. Some restrictions apply.