Heritage Valley Health System and Robert Morris University will host the “What’s
On Your Plate?” Healthy Foods and Wellness Expo at RMU’s
Moon Township campus Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. This free event runs from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. in the Sewall Center Arena. The event is a collaboration of Heritage Valley’s
Community Health Services Department and the RMU Office of Student and Civic Engagement.
event will include live cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, live fitness
demonstrations, free food and product samples, and also the chance to win door prizes.
Those attending the health and wellness expo can visit one of the more than 55 featured
exhibitors including Giant Eagle Market District; Edible Arrangements; Bruegger’s
Bagels; Tyler Mountain Water; McConnell’s Farm & Market; Power Train Sports
& Fitness; Whole Foods; Frankferd Farm Foods; Brunton Dairy; Pittsburgh Botanic
Garden; Sunny Bridge Natural Foods; Sewickley Valley YMCA; and Heritage Valley Health
System to name a few. The Free Health and Wellness Expo is open to the general
population and is designed as a community outreach and education event.
is a great opportunity to make the community aware of the vast array of health care
services that Heritage Valley offers and the importance of healthy eading and exercise
on one's health," said Arlene Bell, director of community health services
at Heritage Valley Health System. “We will have free health screenings, an
‘Ask the Doctor’ booth and plenty of information at our booths.”
senior management major Bobby Catley has coordinated this event twice before, once
at RMU last September and once while a senior in high school. In 2013, Catley, a
Hopewell High School graduate, won the Pittsburgh Penguins Humanitarian Award and
the Jefferson Awards for Public Service.
“I believe in
community, being of service to others and organizing events that bring people together
for face-to-face and personal interaction. In this day and age, I feel like a level
of ‘personal touch’ is lost through an abundance of technology that
we have in today’s world and community outreach events like this bring people
together, build stronger relationships and help identify local, caring and engaged
businesses and organizations from around our region,” said Catley. “I’m
extremely grateful and appreciative of the hard-working and dedicated Heritage Valley
Health System team, they have been stellar to work with and have helped foster and
grow a wonderful working partnership for the event… and you don’t want
to miss out on what we have planned for the expo!”
Fittsburgh, an organization with the mission “to make Pittsburgh the healthiest
city in the nation” is joining as a presenting sponsor. For additional information,
a complete list of exhibitors and event day information, please visit the expo website
About Heritage Valley Health System
Heritage Valley Health System is a $480 million integrated delivery network
providing comprehensive health care for residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and
Lawrence counties, in Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; and the panhandle of West Virginia.
In partnership with 3,700 employees and more than 480 physicians, Heritage Valley
offers a broad range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services at its two hospitals,
Heritage Valley Sewickley and Heritage Valley Beaver; in 60 physician offices; and
18 community satellite facilities. For more information about Heritage Valley
Health System, please visit www.heritagevalley.org.
Robert Morris University
Through 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate
degree programs across five academic schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) in
Pittsburgh, Pa., works to change its students' lives so that they can go out
and change the lives of others for the better. More than 5,000 undergraduate
and graduate, nontraditional and online students from 45 states and 41 nations are
enrolled at RMU, which sits on 230 scenic acres just 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.
Emphasizing experiential learning, Robert Morris focuses on professional development,
service learning, global awareness, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and
cultural experiences, all of which are documented on our innovative Student Engagement
Transcript. More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership
skills, network professionally, and meet friends. RMU also has 16 NCAA Division
I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball,
men’s and women’s ice hockey, and men's and women's lacrosse.