March 18: Heart Association Casino Night; Start of Dietetic Association Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Sources: New Jersey Heart/Stroke Association;
Did you know that heart disease and stroke — America’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers — are primarily preventable diseases? Research has shown nearly 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases and stroke are avoidable through healthy lifestyle choices.
Residents in Monmouth and Ocean counties have an opportunity to take charge of their health at the American Heart and Stroke Association Casino Night on March 18 at iPlay America’s Event Center in Freehold, NJ. Participants can enjoy games, prizes, networking, a live auction, heart-healthy Hors D’oeuvres, music and educational information and resources – all while raising funds for life-saving research.
You should empower yourself with education and resources to make healthier choices every day. Join the American Heart And Stroke Association as we work to create a culture of health: not only in Monmouth and Ocean counties, but across America. For tickets and more information, Click here.

The New Jersey Dietetic Association represents more than 5000 New Jersey professional registered Dietitian Nutritionists as well as Nutrition Technicians and Dietetic Technicians. We are committed to improving the nation’s health and advancing the profession through research, education and advocacy.
You are invited to join us in the NJDA Savor the Flavor Virtual 5k Fun Run/Walk, March 18-21, 2016, a fundraising activity held in conjunction with National Nutrition Month, to help New Jerseyans make informed food choices and develop healthy eating and physical activity patterns.
People of all skill levels can participate because you pick the day, time of day, pace, and location that best fits your schedule and ability. You can run or walk at the health club, school track, the local mall, your favorite path or trail — you can even use a treadmill! You can track your mileage using fitbit, MapMyRun app, Strave, RunKeeper, Nike+, Apple watch, pedometer, or similar devices/apps.
Click here to register — it’s only $25.00 per participant, and you can register as an individual, family or team (exercise class, school class, company team, health club team, etc.) All participants receive a custom designed NJDA Savor the Flavor 5k race shirt. Random prizes will be awarded for photos of participants before, during, or after the race/walk which are submitted to the event’s Photo Album page or tweeted with the hashtag #eatrightNJ5k.

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