LULAC Kicks off Latinos Living Healthy: Feria de Salud in Puerto Rico

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In Partnership with the Ponce Municipality, LULAC Women’s Commission and LULAC Puerto Rico, the LULAC Latinos Living Healthy: Feria de Salud, Focuses on Addressing Health Disparities in the Latino Community

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This year, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), will kick off its health fair series entitled, Latinos Living Healthy: Feria de Salud in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The health fair is focused on ensuring that the Latino community has access to healthy food options, and understands the importance of physical activity. The health fairs are free and open to the public. As part of the health fair, Tyson Foods, Walmart and LULAC have joined forces to donate a truckload of protein to area food banks in Puerto Rico. Members of the press are invited to attend the press conference and additional details are provided below.

What: LULAC kicks off Latinos Living Healthy: Feria de Salud in Puerto Rico
Who: Hon. María “Mayita” Meléndez Altieri, Alcaldesa de Ponce
Capitán Elvin Pacheco, Comisionado Interino de la Policía Municipal
Dr. Carlos Mayol, Director de la Oficina de Salud y Bienestar Municipal
Elsie Valdes, LULAC National Vice President for Women
When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:00 A.M.
Where: Casa Alcaldía de Ponce, Calle Villa Ponce, PR 00730

What: Tyson Foods, Walmart and LULAC have partnered to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to area food banks in Puerto Rico. Tyson Foods has donated more than 100 million pounds of protein to food banks since 2000.
Who: Nelson Ward, Tyson Foods’ Broker, Tyson Foods
Ivan Baez, Corporate Affairs Director, WALMART
Eduardo Pagan, Sea Star Line, LLC, Vice President and General Manager-Puerto Rico and Caribbean
Ivonne M. Bernard, Directora Ejecutiva, Banco de Alimentos de Puerto Rico
When: Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:30 A.M.
Where: Casa Alcaldia de Ponce, Calle Villa Ponce, PR 00730

Contacts:        
Paloma Zuleta, League of United Latin American Citizens, pzuleta(at)lulac(dot)org, 202-812-4477
Krista Cupp, Tyson Foods, krista(dot)cupp(at)tyson(dot)com

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