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Healthy food project planned in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – Residents who want to teach those around them to eat healthier and bring healthy foods to their neighborhoods are invited to take part in the Healthy Food Project information session from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, auditorium A, 621 10th St.

New York State Healthy Food and the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative want to empower residents to take charge of their own health and wellness. The program is looking for resident leaders who want to make Niagara Falls a healthier place to live.

Ten resident leaders from the Hyde Park and Highland neighborhoods will be chosen to receive training and funding to support a project, which they design, aimed at finding creative solutions to bring healthy foods to their neighborhoods and the larger Niagara Falls community. In addition to training, the program also will provide a monthly stipend to leaders and support for projects.

The information session will introduce participants to staff and other leaders; teach participants how the program can benefit them, their family and neighbors; and offer a chance to sign up and take action.

Anyone who is unable to attend the meeting, but wants to be involved, or those who want more information, should contact Krista Ehasz, project coordinator, at (410) 991-4496 or by email at Also follow, Healthy Food, Healthy People on Facebook.