Community members went to Dean Porter Park on Saturday, and received health screenings while playing sports and learning to eat healthier.
The Brownsville Community Health Center hosted its annual Vive Tu Vida health fair. The fair is created to encourage Hispanic families to do physical activity and have a healthy lifestyle.
“We are sponsored by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health to host Vive Tu Vida Get Up Get Moving, and it focuses on nutrition and physical activity,” said Cristela Gomez, BCHC special projects coordinator.
People enjoyed obstacle courses, cooking demonstrations with healthy recipes, and also health screenings and information on what resources are available to the community.
Superior Health Plan, Brightwood College, Southern Careers Institute, the BrownsvilleIndependentSchool District and Hardknox Strength & Performance Gym were some of agencies at the fair that were promoting a healthy lifestyle and what services they offer.
“It’s all to promote a healthy lifestyle behavior,” Gomez said. “The Latino community is one of the populations that is very high in childhood obesity and diabetes. So this is just our way of trying to promote other things that we can do as a community to be able to make those healthy lifestyle changes.”