At Heart of Florida United Way, most of our time and effort is focused on taking care of our community. So we put together a Live Healthy Wellness Committee to help remind us all to take care of ourselves. For its second year anniversary, the committee hosted an employee health fair.
There were chair massages from Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Ahhh. There were blood pressure checks, health related giveaways from Walgreens and oh, did we mention free lunch? Not only was lunch healthy, it included speakers from the YMCA and Hebni Nutrition Consultants who offered up some healthy eating tips. Our Resource Development’s Leland Rubin says he’s pretty good when it comes to nutrition, but Hebni was still able to show him something new.
“It was interesting, I had never seen a food pyramid structured around soul food. That was nice because I like some of that food,” he says.
United Way accountant Laurie Rolle was among the 31 people who participated in the health fair events. “It was good. I had a good time, lot’s of good information and I was happy because I could give blood,” she says. She was one of 15 people who stepped aboard One Blood’s Big Red Bus to donate, and that helped to make the health fair a success for all.