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HEAL Workshops- Teaching Skills to Promote Healthy Living

HEAL Workshops- Teaching Skills to Promote Healthy Living

More than half of the community members we surveyed this week expressed that while they try to eat healthy, they do not eat healthy as much as they would like.

Why not?

Common reasons for skipping the salad range from not having time to prepare and eat meals at home to not knowing which foods are healthy or how to prepare healthy foods.

Our solution: HEAL workshops.

Twice a month the ISH offers Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyle workshops as a part of our Community Health Initiative, funded by the Office on Latino Affairs.

Workshops are free to the public and teach simple skills that help participants stay healthy.


Our interns use fresh ingredients to make healthy and delicious salsa.

March 8, our high school interns taught community members at the Mt. Pleasant Library to make fresh, healthy salsa with ripe tomatoes, onions, peppers, and lime. Delicious!

Meanwhile, our co-founder Natalie taught basic salsa dance steps to keep participants active while co-founder Roberto surveyed community members on their health practices and started meaningful dialogues about how we can all improve our personal health as well as the health of our families and communities.

Just how healthy are Mt. Pleasant library-goers? Check it out:



Missed the event? Join us for our next HEAL workshop this weekend, March 15  from 2-4, at the Mt. Pleasant Library where we will teach a delicious and nutritious green smoothies recipe.

Find us this spring and summer at the Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ market, and check here for more upcoming workshops and events.

Be well!

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