Bronx Food Festival serves up healthy meals for free

THE BRONX - Local restaurants are teaming up to serve healthier food options to Bronx residents.

African Grills is among the more than 12 eateries inviting the public to free taste tests through October 5 in the annual Bronx Food Festival. Organizers are trying to help Bronx residents pick better meals when they're surrounded by plenty of fast-food chains.

"It's hard here to find romaine lettuce," a concerned resident said. "It's hard to find fresh produce."

According to the Health Department, obesity and diabetes rates in the Bronx are among the highest in the city.

Assemblyman Michael Benjamin believes that trend can be changed. "If you get the multigrain bread, it may be a few cents more, but look at the long-term cost of your health care ? not having to be hospitalized."

Related information:(212) 633-0800 ext. 1340Bronx Healthy Hearts

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The beginning of spring means the kickoff of 1 Carnivals begin to bloom in the Bronx
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 3 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
Here is the latest weather forecast in your 4 Bronx Weather Forecast
A Bronx woman is demanding justice for her 5 Police: Duo robbed, beat man on Morris Avenue

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE