Health in the City event confronts increasing trend of obesity and disease

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 9:25am
Nicolle Wahl

Research suggests that by 2025—if current health trends continue—1 in 6 residents in Peel will have diabetes, and our sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Health in the City will tackle those risks and offer solutions on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N., U of T Mississauga.

The event will showcase displays and activities such as free food and recipes for healthy, tasty meals suitable for every budget; cycling and walking trails in Mississauga; accessing reliable health information; and two keynote addresses about creating supportive environments for healthy living in Peel.

The event is sponsored by the University of Toronto Mississauga, the Healthy City Stewardship Centre, the City of Mississauga, the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, HealthInfo and Trillium Health Partners.

WHAT: Health in the City: Not Sure Where to Start?
WHEN: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre, U of T Mississauga, 3359 Mississauga Rd. N. (View map)

*Parking is free in Lots 4 and 8 for the duration of the event.


MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicolle Wahl
Marketing and Communications
U of T Mississauga
nicolle.wahl@utoronto.ca