Healthy Central Florida Lived Up to Its Name with Over 3,500 Participants in Health Week!
People walked, ran, rode their bikes, heard fascinating free lectures on health, shopped at our farmer’s markets, took pictures with our big orange carrots and won prizes - or just got out and played in the beautiful weather during March.
For non-smokers, we had a very special treat. For the entire weekend of Mach 22 – 24, most restaurants at the Winter Park Village went SMOKE-FREE on their patios. Non-smokers enjoyed the best seats in the house during the beautiful spring weather, without having to smell smoke while they dined.
Our very special thanks to the participating restaurants which included Brio, Cheesecake Factory, Lime, PF Changs, Pizzeria Caldiano, Sakari Sushi and Truffles. We continue to encourage everyone to speak up and let it be known that you prefer smoke-free dining on outdoor patios. If you're smelling it - you're breathing it, so politely let the manager know that you would love their restaurant even more if it were smoke free!
From the Tour de Cure for Diabetes, a 100-mile bicycle ride on Sunday, March 17 to our Smoke-Free Weekend, there was something for everyone. One of the key highlights of the week was a presentation from Dr. Richard Jackson, host of the PBS mini-series Designing Healthy Communities. Dr. Jaskson explored the link between health and the way our communities have become totally car-centric. They impede our ability to walk, bike, connect and be active and we must consciously work to redesign our communities to promote activity and health.
The discussion of Dr. Jackson's 4-part mini-series Designing Healthy Communities continues throughout the month of April at the Winter Park Library. Join us to watch and discuss the acclaimed mini-series every Thursday in April from noon to 1:30 p.m. to view each episode and discuss how we make our community healthier. For more information click here.
Also, we hope you’ll join us on our free weekly walks in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville. For questions, or more information about Health Week, please contact Asher Levine at 407.644.2300 ext. 241 or by email at email@example.com.