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BASSETT FAMILY PRACTICE TO CELEBRATE FOURTH ANNUAL REV YOUR BEV DAY ON MAY 18, 2016
Statewide day of action empowers Virginians to look for the sugar hiding in their beverages
• What: Rev Your Bev Day
• Where: Bassett Family Practice, 324 TB Stanley Hwy, Bassett, VA 24055
• When: May 18, 2016, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
• Details: Come by the Rev Your Bev Day table to discover facts about a variety of beverages and how they can impact your overall health and wellness
Bassett, VA - On May 18, 2016 - Bassett Family Practice will join youth volunteers, teachers, and health advocates across the state to raise awareness about the health effects of sugary drinks as part of the Virginia Foundation for Health Youth and Y Street's Fourth Annual Rev Your Bev Day.
Rev Your Bev Day is a statewide day-of-action to change the way Virginians think about what they drink. Building on three years of success, this year's Rev Your Bev Day participants will have the unique opportunity to survey Virginians about sugar-sweetened beverages and their health effects.
Drinks like soda, sweet tea, and sports drinks contain lots of sugar, which our bodies turn into fat. When you add it up, sugary drinks can lead to death and disease for Virginians and their families.
"We really like to see individuals taking the initiative to invest in their own health. By choosing healthier beverages, they are reducing their risk for obesity, and other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and tooth decay," said Bassett Family Practice's Health Educator, Cindy Cunningham.
This year on Rev Your Bev Day, Bassett Family Practice will have a table setup with a fun demonstration to illustrate exactly how much sugar is in a variety of sugary drinks.
For more information, visit www.RevYourBev.com
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ABOUT THE VIRGINIA FOUNDATION FOR HEALTHY YOUTH
Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Health Youth is responsible for statewide efforts to prevent and reduce youth tobacco use and childhood obesity. For more information, visit www.vfhy.org.
ABOUT BASSETT FAMILY PRACTICE
Bassett Family Practice is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that is part of the Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness. Bassett Family Practice is committed to providing comprehensive, primary health care services to medically underserved residents of Martinsville and Henry County as well as the neighboring areas of Patrick and Franklin Counties, regardless of the patient's ability to pay. The practice also offers appointments for common sicknesses, such as colds, children's health services, comprehensive physical exams, chronic disease management, lab services, coordination of patient care through referrals to healthcare specialists, help in getting medications that patients may not be able to otherwise afford. For more information or to schedule an appointment at Bassett Family Practice, please call Bassett Family Practice at 276-629-1076.
ABOUT THE MARTINSVILLE-HENRY COUNTY COALITION FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness is committed to reducing health risk factors and providing access to medical and primary health services at Bassett Family Practice, primarily for the uninsured and underserved in the Martinsville-Henry County area. The Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness also offers medication assistance, chronic disease self-management, aerobics, other fitness classes, and care coordination to its patients and local residents. Operations began in April 2005, funded by a five-year, $4.5 million grant from The Harvest Foundation.