A new partnership between the Lewisburg Farmers Market, the Greenbrier County Health Alliance and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is being launched at this Saturday’s market. Beginning on Sept. 12, the Lewisburg Farmers Market will host a monthly “Healthy Community” booth set up in the center aisle of the market in the Methodist Church parking lot. The second Saturday of each month a community health resource person will provide information and engage with market shoppers about health resources in Greenbrier County.
Local foods and the rich agricultural resources of the Greenbrier Valley contribute to the “culture of health” that makes our area so special. This innovative collaboration links community health resources to the market and provides an opportunity for networking that support making healthy choices easier.
Join us this Saturday when Sally Hurst, Greenbrier County health alliance coordinator, provides information about how to “Take Control of Your Diabetes.” Hurst is trained in the evidence-based Diabetes Self-Management Program from Stanford University that teaches skills and simple techniques to promote active self-management of diabetes symptoms. If you or someone you love has diabetes, visit the “Community Health” booth at the Lewisburg Farmers Market to learn ways to take small steps to better manage the day-to-day tasks of living with diabetes.
Anyone who stops by the booth will learn about Diabetes Self-Management Program workshops that are being offered around the county and receive a handout listing the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 fruits and veggies to help you choose your food wisely.