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Food for Clay County Participates in the “Spring into Health” Minority Month Health Fair

Clay County Parks and Recreation held a “Spring into Health” Minority Month Health Fair on Saturday, April 22nd, at Hunter-Douglas Park in Middleburg. The event was held in recognition of National Minority Health Month, which aimed to raise awareness about health disparities and inequities among minority populations.

One of the biggest health challenges facing the senior population in Clay County is a lack of access to fresh, healthy food, which leads to higher rates of diabetes and other health issues. The Minority Health Fair aimed to bring together community partners across Clay County, including Food for Clay County, to provide seniors and other residents access to health resources, testing, and education to help improve wellness.  Food for Clay County’s participation in the Minority Health Fair helped to provide residents with access to healthy, nutritious food options, which were essential for promoting better health outcomes.

The goal of the fair was to connect with senior members of Clay County and to highlight local healthcare options while emphasizing the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to reduce health disparities. The event was open to people of all ages, and visitors could enjoy games and activities, learn about the resources available in Clay County from community partners, and receive select on-site testing and consultation.