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BMHS sets health fair

Published February 27. 2013 05:04PM

Blue Mountain Health System will offer two food and nutrition health fairs in recognition of National Nutrition Month®.

A Nutrition Fair at the Palmerton Hospital campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 6, on the ground floor of the hospital. The Gnaden Huetten campus Nutrition Fair, 211 N. 12th Street in Lehighton, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 27, in the hospital lobby.

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The 2013 theme is Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages personalized healthy eating styles and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic traditions and health concerns all impact individual food choices. Registered dietitians play a critical role in helping people eat right, their way, every day.

BMHS dietitians will be offering product tastings and samples, nutrition literature and door prizes.

The Nutrition Health Fairs are free of charge, and no registration is necessary.

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