The Council of the District of Columbia
The Office of Councilmember Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2012
Communications Director: Kiara Pesante | o: 202-724-8089 c: 202-701-9439
American Heart Association: Roxana Hoveyda | o: 703-248-1742
Cheh, McDuffie, American Heart Association to Celebrate National Eating Healthy Day at McKinley Tech
Over 100 students, Department of Health to participate in healthy food demonstration
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Councilmember Mary M. Cheh (D–Ward 3), author of the Healthy Schools Act of 2012 and the FEED DC Act of 2010, and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5) will co-host a special event with the American Heart Association at McKinley Technical High School today to celebrate National Eating Healthy Day.
WHO: Councilmember Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3)
Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5)
Dr. Samia Altaf, Senior Deputy Director, DOH Community Health Administration
David Pinder, Principal, McKinley Technical High School (DCPS Principal of the Year 2012)
Sean Ballington, Greater Washington American Heart Association Board of Directors
WHAT: A healthy food demonstration and community discussion celebrating National Eating Healthy Day
WHEN: Today, November 7, 2012 – 1 p.m.
WHERE: McKinley Technical High School - 151 T Street, NE
BACKGROUND: In the District of Columbia, schools are making significant changes to improve the health of students and staff, largely due to the implementation of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010. McKinley Technical High School has received national recognition from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a coalition founded in part by President Bill Clinton, because it has distinguished itself with outstanding healthy eating and physical activity programs and policies. The American Heart Association celebrates the progress D.C. has made toward becoming more heart healthy on days like this, and every day, with its “My Heart. My Life” initiative.