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Healthy Hometown Newsroom - 2014 Archive

Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Announces Annual Worksite Wellness Award Winners
Mayor Greg Fischer and Department of Public Health and Wellness Director Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt presented the annual Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Worksite Wellness Awards to 24 local companies today.

Public Urged to Bike to Work on Friday May 30
Leave your car at home and grab your bike for Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 30. Join Mayor Greg Fischer and others who will be commuting on two wheels.

Gray St. Farmers Market Opens Thursday, May 15
Lace up your walking shoes and prepare to head over to the Gray St. Farmers Market to enjoy fresh produce and homemade goodies. The market, located at 400 E. Gray St. between the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and the University of Louisville’s School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS), opens May 15. SPHIS staff manage the market each Thursday rain or shine from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through October. Local vendors sell lunch options, fruits, vegetables, honey, jams, baked items, flowers, vegetable plants and more.

Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement Celebrates with Baptist Health Louisville on the Opening of Three
Today the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement joined Baptist Health Louisville in celebrating the opening of three new Mayor’s Miles.

Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Worksite Wellness Conference “Bending the Trend” to be Held May 21
Business professionals interested in improving their bottom lines by improving employee health can learn best practices and strategies at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Worksite Wellness conference “Bending the Trend” on May 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Gheens Foundation Lodge at The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

Mayor's Healthy Hometown Mini-Grant Applications Now Available
The Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement is now accepting applications for 2014 mini-grants. The grants will range from $2,000 to $3,000 each and will fund activities that support physical activity, healthy nutrition, tobacco use prevention and cessation and chronic disease prevention and management.