March 2019 Newsletter
Each month, Get Healthy CT develops a newsletter that contains information about upcoming local healthy eating and physical activity events. Our monthly newsletter also contains a link to our Monthly Health Features.
GHCT News for March
- National Nutrition Month: March is National Nutrition Month and to help you celebrate, the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has a ton of handouts and tip sheets for you to use for free. Click here to visit their website to view these resources today!
- CT Food Bank Pop-up Pantry Locations: The CT Food Bank Pop-Up Pantry could soon be in a neighborhood near you. The CT Food Bank is currently taking advantage of times when we have additional supplies to share fresh foods fast. They are continuously adding dates to the calendar and will announce Pop-Ups on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. So be sure to follow them! Click here to view their pop-up calendar and here to view their regular mobile pantry calendar and spread the word!
- Project Access New Haven Saturday, March 30 from 11 AM- 12 PM at 150 Sargent Drive in New Haven
- Free Educational Materials Available: Did you know that GHCT has FREE educational materials available for local organizations? We have a variety of materials that focus on healthy eating, physical activity, how to read nutrition labels, etc. Email us at email@example.com to order you copies today!
Greater Bridgeport Region Events for March
- Mindfulness and Meditation in the Museum (Fairfield): Join Fairfield University for a free guided meditation session at Bellarmine Hall on Tuesday, March 12 from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM. This session will be led by a certified meditation and mindfulness teacher Jackie DeLise. No prior experience or equipment necessary. For more information click here.
- Discover Wellness Speaker Series (Bridgeport): The Discovery Museum will present a community conversation series that will take place at the museum beginning in March 2019. The focus of the series will be on topics related to health and wellness. The four monthly talks will feature local experts facilitating discussions, and will include time for networking, presentation, and group discussion. The first conversation topic is called The Expanding World of Consumer Genomics and will take place on Tuesday, March 12 from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM. This talk will feature Charlie Wray (The Jackson Laboratory), Dr. Camelia Lawrence (Hartford Healthcare). Small bites and drinks will be served. Registration is $8 online and $10 at the door. Other monthly talk topics will include addiction and genetics, screen time and nutrition. Click here to register or for more details.
- Warren Street St. Patrick’s Day Classic (Fairfield): New England’s Biggest 4-mile road race is coming to Jennings Beach in Fairfield on Sunday, March 17 at 11:00 AM. Proceeds benefit The Fairfield YMCA, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Sandy Hook Elementary School Scholarship Fund. For more information click here.
- Safeguarding your well-being (Stratford): Please join the women of the Greater Bridgeport Club of the NANBPWC, Inc. and the Greater Bridgeport Section National Council of Negro Women, Inc. for an afternoon of self-love, awareness, and women empowerment. This free event will include financial planning and insurance, nutrition and diabetes management and personal awareness and safety. Safeguarding your well-being is located at Stratford Library on 2203 Main Street in Stratford on Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. For more information click here.
- Save the Date: Community Fitness Day (Bridgeport): Get Healthy CT and Wakeman Boys and Girls Club are teaming up to host a FREE Community Fitness Day event on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM at the Wakeman Club, located at 2414 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport. Click here for more information and stay tuned for more details.
Greater Greenwich Region Events for March
- Critical insights on childhood obesity and nutrition (Harrison, NY): Join Max Gomez of CBS News as he leads an engaging discussion with Columbia specialists on childhood obesity and nutrition. They will share useful tips for pediatricians on how to identify early warning signs, deliver a diagnosis, manage treatment options, and provide nutritional advice to parents. This event is located at Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Lane in Harrison, NY on Wednesday March 6 from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM. For more information click here.
- Patrick’s Day Shamrock Stroll 5k walk/run and Winter Festival (Stamford): Get out of the house and go for a run! Calling all runners, walkers and strollers! Spot on Veterinary Hospital and Hotel will even be hosting a pet parade and pet costume contest. This event is located at The Point Café on 2200 Atlantic Street in Stamford on Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For more information click here.
- Maximizing Bone Healthy Nutrients (Stamford): Join HSS Stamford for a free lecture featuring Deborah Mclnerney, MS, RD, CDN. Getting nutrients from food is the best way to receive the health nutrition that your bones need. This lecture will focus on which calcium and Vitamin D rich foods you should incorporate in your daily diet. This lecture is located at HSS Stamford Outpatient Center on 1 Blachley Rd, Stamford on Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. For more information click here.
- Beyond Kale: Getting to Know the Other Superfoods (Greenwich): Join Jenna Hourani, Registered Dietician at Grade A ShopRite, as she discusses the benefits of these nutritional powerhouses and exactly how you can incorporate them into your daily life. Presentation to be held at the Greenwich Library meeting room on Thursday, March 21 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Due to limited seating registration is suggested. Please click here to register or call (203) 625-6549.
Greater New Haven Region Events for March
- Triple the Pink (New Haven): This free Breast Cancer awareness event will highlight specifically Triple Negative Breast Cancer, which disproportionately affects African American women and is open to anyone who would be interested in learning more about this type of breast cancer. This event is located at L. W. Beecher School on 100 Jewell Street in New Haven on Saturday, March 2 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM. For more information click here.
- The Modern Woman Seminar: The Divine in you (West Haven): This seminar will provide a space for women to come together and learn about the different aspects that affect The Modern Woman. Topics discussed include womanhood, culture, sexuality, health, professionalism, and more. This event will be held at Echlin Hall at the University of New Haven on Pruden Street in West Haven on Saturday, March 2 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM. For more information click here.
- Student Mental Health: Crucial Conversations (New Haven): Join Southern Connecticut State University at the Lyman Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 29 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM to hear from a panel of experts about the common mental health struggles many students face as well as the resources and opportunities available for support. For more information click here.
March Get Healthy CT Monthly Health Feature
- The Get Healthy CT Monthly Health Feature, located on our website, focuses on a different health topic each month and creates a packet which can be downloaded and printed online. Each packet of information contains simple healthy eating and physical activity tips. Most information is available in English and Spanish. Don’t forget to also check out our archives of all previous monthly health features!
- Monthly Health Feature: Celebrate National Nutrition Month
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