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WCA Farmers' Market Open to Public

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Pictured in photo from left, Christina Reynolds, WCA Hospital director of hospitality services; Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health & Wellness Director. WCA Hospital will again offer a WCA Farmers’ Market beginning in July as a way to provide good food options for employees and the community wanting to heat healthy natural foods.

Jamestown, New York (Wednesday, Wednesday, July 20, 2011)—To encourage consumers to make fresh and healthy food choices, WCA Hospital will offer a Farmers’ Market, beginning in July every Wednesday as a way to provide additional options for employees and the community wanting to eat healthy foods. WCA Hospital will host the “WCA Farmers’ Market—Wellness Wednesdays” will be held in the Main Lobby of the hospital, located at 207 Foote Avenue from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The Market is open to the public.

Every Wednesday, the Market will offer locally grown fruits and vegetables.  The Market items include, oranges, Granny Smith apples, watermelon, cantaloupe, pears, pineapple, strawberries, fresh fruit cups, yogurt parfaits, radishes, scallions, asparagus, snap peas, snow peas, orange peppers, green peppers, yams, red potatoes, carrots, squash, fresh herbs and breads, lettuce, hummus and more fresh fruit and vegetables choices. 

“We are very excited about this initiative again this year as our pledge to the health and well being of our employees as well as our community,” said Betsy T. Wright, WCA Hospital President/CEO.  “Wellness is such an important initiative at WCA.  We are dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle for our patients, guests and staff and the Farmers’ Market is another way we can show our commitment to wellness.”

The WCA wellness and nutritional staff will also provide free cancer education materials, made possible from the Allen Short Cancer Education and Screening Fund grant, will be offered.

“We want it to be convenient for our employees,” said Toni DeAngelo, R.N., WCA Hospital Community Health & Wellness Program Director.  “It’s a part of our worksite wellness program and we want our employees and guests to have access to locally grown fruits, vegetables and healthy food options in a family-friendly environment. Studies have shown that people who eat a lot of fruits and vegetables may lower their risk of chronic disease such as heart disease and some cancers.  We encourage our community to stop in, browse, shop, eat and chat with our hospital experts about the benefits of eating healthy.”

Christina Reynolds, WCA Hospital Hospitality Director, adds, “Every week we will bring something new and different, from farm fresh vegetables to tantalizing fruits and mouth-watering breads.  When you shop at our Market, you support our local farmers while taking home healthy, nutritious vegetables, fruits and more.”

For more information on the WCA Farmers’ Market or other hospital wellness programs, contact Toni DeAngelo at (716) 664-8677.

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