In early August, Hunts Point Alliance for Children Family Project and Early Childhood Education parents participated in Urban Health Plan’s annual Diabetes Expo and used Health Bucks from the DOH at the Hunts Point Farmer’s Market.
Parents joined a community walk to the Farmer’s Market and over 15 families participated in cooking demonstrations and gained nutritional information. HPAC distributed DOH Health Bucks vouchers, which allow families to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the market.
The annual Diabetes Expo reached out to community members to prevent the occurrence of diabetes. This was done through various workshops such as how to continuously monitor one’s blood pressure, make food and drinks with less sugar and stay active. Both of these events were successful at offering access to families to live a healthier lifestyle.