HealthPartners Clinics to host free veggie giveaways
Minneapolis – July 24, 2012 – Five HealthPartners Clinics will host free vegetable giveaways for the community on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. The first 300 people at each site will receive a free bag of locally grown vegetables – including tomatoes, green beans and bell peppers – along with a list of recipes and directions on how to prepare the fresh produce. Members of the community do not need to be HealthPartners members or patients to receive the free veggies.
The event is sponsored by HealthPartners yumPower, an initiative encouraging everyone to eat more fruits and vegetables. Whether it’s free veggie giveaways or co-sponsoring vegetable gardens for families, HealthPartners yumPower is working to improve people’s health by making nutritious, better-for-you foods more accessible to everyone.
In addition to the free veggie giveaway, HealthPartners dietitians will be at each site to answer questions about nutrition.
The fresh produce is provided by Costa Farm & Greenhouse, a third-generation family farm located in Mahtomedi.
Who: HealthPartners yumPower
What: Free veggies and recipes!
The first 300 people at each clinic will receive a bag filled with tomatoes, green beans, bell peppers,
zucchini and kale. Recipes will be included!
When: Tuesday, August 7, 10 a.m. – noon
Where: HealthPartners Brooklyn Center Clinic
6845 Lee Ave N
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
HealthPartners Eagan Clinic
1654 Diffley Rd Ste 100
Eagan, MN 55122
North Suburban Family Physicians – Lino Lakes
576 Apollo Dr
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
HealthPartners Nokomis Clinic
4730 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
HealthPartners Riverway Clinics – Elk River
550 3rd St NW
Elk River, MN 55330
About HealthPartners Clinics
The HealthPartners Medical Group (HPMG) is an 800-physician multi-specialty practice serving more than 441,000 patients at 24 primary care clinics in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. HPMG was the highest performing medical group for primary care in the Minnesota Community Measurement 2011 Health Care Quality Report, achieving above-average ratings in 13 out of 15 possible categories.
HealthPartners yumPower is all about finding tasty, good-for-you foods that power your body and help you live the best life possible. After all, when you eat better, you feel better and the benefits of healthy eating go beyond losing weight. Healthy foods give you the nutrients you need, increase your energy, help you handle stress and prevent a variety of health problems. HealthPartners yumPower makes it easy to find healthy foods that are full of flavor and fun.