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Tocqueville Members Co-Chair Walk the Talk LuncheonDecember 07, 2011
Co-Chaired by Alexis de Tocqueville Society, Alpha Chapter members Amanda Farnsworth and Linda Rebrovick, United Way’s Women United in Giving hosted the “Walk the Talk” Luncheon in November to raise awareness and funding for Women United in Giving’s Family Teaching Kitchens initiative. The new initiative calls attention to the national obesity crisis and is designed to bring healthy lifestyles to Nashville’s neediest neighborhoods by teaching healthy eating habits at United Way Family Resource Centers.
The November 2 luncheon took place at Lowes Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel and more than 400 community leaders attended in support of the new initiative. The event was emceed by Nancy Van Camp of WSMV Channel 4, and guest speaker Crissy Haslam, First Lady of Tennessee.
“The United Way team stepped up to the very serious need to improve wellness and prevent chronic illness that results from poor nutrition and weight problems,” noted co-chair Linda Rebrovick.
The interactive initiative, chaired by Tocqueville member Anne Russell, provides hands-on demonstrations of healthy cooking and nutrition, as well as exercise tips for family members of all ages. The initiative is organized by a committee (which includes several Tocqueville members) and is conducted in partnership with a team of experts.
“Obesity is a critical problem in the community, across the state and throughout the nation,” said event co-chair Amanda Farnsworth. “Our Women United in Giving Family Teaching Kitchens will bring healthy living habits to our city’s most vulnerable citizens.”
Watch the video:
Watch the video of the pilot Family Teaching Kitchen: