BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The holidays are right around the corner but making healthy food choices are not as hard as you think! The American Heart Association is teaming up with the city of Birmingham for National Eating Healthy Day.
The day encourages people across America to take a step in the right direction when it comes to better food choices. This year’s National Eating Healthy Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 2nd.
To kick off the campaign, the Alabama American Heart Association will host a fun-filled day of activities in honor of Eating Healthy Day. Participants will be able to learn how to substitute unhealthy foods with healthier and tasty choices, plus how to reach their recommended fruit and veggie serving for a healthy heart.
On Wednesday, there will be a farmer’s market set up at Linn Park from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You’ll find cooking demonstrations from Lawson State, free food, CPR demonstrations, educational resources, and even more –all for free.
There will also be the Vote for Fruit, Vote for Veggie campaign where you can cast your ballot on which party is destined to Make Alabama Healthy Again. You can participate using social media –just use the hashtags #NEHD or #EatHealthyAL. Everyone who sends in a vote will be entered to win a healthy prize pack from the American Heart Association.
If you would like to take part on your own or with a school or your company, you can download a toolkit to help you get on the healthy track here. To keep up to date with everything going on with the Birmingham AHA, check out their website here or social media here and here.