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For Immediate Release:
March 03, 2015
Media Contact:
Jacquelyn Gibson
jwgibson@ufl.edu
305-769-4050

Nutrition and health tips from Cooperative Extension Service at the 2nd Opa-locka Health Matters: Health and Resource Fair


(MIAMI, March 3, 2015) – The Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences Program will provide information on nutrition and health during the 2nd Annual Opa-Locka Health Matters Health and Resource on Saturday, March 7, from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Sherbondy Village Community Center/Park. The event will be hosted by the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation to promote a healthier lifestyle for Opa-Locka residents by providing free health screenings and examinations, health seminars and workshops, food demonstrations and activities for the whole family. The community center is located at 215 President Barack Obama (Perviz) Avenue, Opa-Locka, FL.

The health fair is a good opportunity to learn about the sneakiest sources of salt in one’s diet and the consequences of a diet high in fat, and to obtain health-improvement tips from the Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences expert.

Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences Educational Program is a partnership between the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, which helps Miami-Dade County families and youth by providing them with the skills needed to address a broad spectrum of nutrition, health, food safety, and economic security issues.

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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call at least five days in advance.