Advocates for Health in Action is sponsoring a Healthy Brown Bag Challenge next week and is asking the public to sign up.
In celebration of National Nutrition Month, AHA is encouraging adults to pack healthy lunches for a week. Why are they sponsoring this challenge? North Carolina ranks 14th in the nation as the most obese state for adults, and more than 60 percent of adults in Wake County are overweight or obese, according to AHA.
Among the Triangle businesses and government agencies who have partnered with AHA for the challenge: WakeMed Health & Hospitals, City of Raleigh, Town of Cary, YMCA of the Triangle, Wake County and several others.
Once you sign up, the group will email you with healthy lunch ideas, recipes, a shopping list and tips. Go HERE to sign up and read more about the initiative.