/Southern Nevada Health District Participates in Choose and Move Festival

Southern Nevada Health District Participates in Choose and Move Festival

September 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS – The 8th Annual Choose and Move Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Doolittle Center, 1950 North “J” Street from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Southern Nevada Health District is a partner and sponsor of the festival which is designed to promote the importance of physical activity and healthy eating habits. The event is free and open to the public.

The Choose and Move Festival, presented by Community Partners for Better Health, will offer free health screenings and information, a healthy cooking demonstration, dance instructions, and the annual Office James Manor Memorial Basketball Game featuring police versus firefighters in the exhibition.

“The Choose and Move Festival is an opportunity to provide important information to the community in order to promote healthier lifestyles. The participation of partners like the health district allows us to expand on this opportunity and provide a variety of activities that allow participants to make better decisions that impact their health and ultimately help to raise the health status of our community,” said Celeste Folmar, chairwoman of Community Partners for Better Health.

For more information, visit the Get Healthy Clark County website, www.GetHealthyClarkCounty.org the Community Partners for Better Health site, www.CommunityPartnersForBetterHealth.com, or call (702) 256-2724.

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The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.