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Obesity Prevention:

The Highbridge Healthy Heart Program (HHHP) has made great strides in combating obesity in the Highbridge community.  Obesity effects millions of people across the U.S. and is a major factor in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Healthy Highbridge Heart Program is promoting education on the many dangers associated with this preventable and growing epidemic and helping to provide options to lesson the risk and incidence of obesity in our community.  The following generous organizations have partnered and support the Highbridge’s Healthy Heart Program:

 
  

“The American Heart Association: Building Healthier Lives, Free of Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke” The Healthy Heart Program recently took part in the AHA’s “You’re the Cure on the Hill” Event in Washington, D.C.  Apart from linking with influential individuals from the medical and health field, the Healthy Heart program also learned to be better advocates of health to our community.

CORBIN HILL FARM SHARE

The Corbin Hill Farm Share @ Highbridge/P.S. 73 provides direct access to high quality, fresh produce grown by local farmers.  We offer two shares, a medium share (7-9 items, feeds 1-2 people) for $12/week, and a large share (9-11 items, feeds 3-4 people) for $20/week. Payments due one week before each delivery and can be made by cash, check, or SNAP. You can pick up your produce each week on Wednesday  at P.S. 73 (1020 Anderson Avenue  Bronx, NY 10452) between the hours of 4pm-7pm starting on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011.

Sign up online today at http://www.corbinhillfarm.com/services/join.html

Visit the website for more information http://www.corbinhillfarm.com

THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE

The HHHP was also involved in the New York Academy of Medicine’s Obesity Symposium. During this event, many ways of combating obesity in disadvantaged communities were discussed.  

To read more on this important event: http://www.nyam.org/news/nyam-news/2011-01-20-01.html

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