Thank you Dominick’s for supporting Westside Health Authority!!!

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Presenting the award is (on the left) Dewayne Howard, Director of Human Resources for Dominick’s, and the Jeff Buchanan, VP Retail Operations (On the right). Morris Reed (center), CEO of Westside Health Authority and Monique Reed PHD, WHA Health Advisory Board Member.

Fit Families at Westside Health Authority, funded by the Safeway Foundation, is a comprehensive wellness program to promote healthy eating and active lifestyles for grandparents, dads, moms, teens and kids. This multi-generational approach builds on the assets of the Austin community and utilizes local park districts, after school programs, walking trails and grocery stores to improve the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors of Austin Chicago Public Schools families and the Austin community as a whole.

Through partnerships with local health professionals, students at Rush and Northwestern Universities, community health workers and local businesses, we provide daily fitness classes for seniors and adults, daily after school safe havens for children with a healthy eating and fitness component, family health and/or mental health wellness classes two times a month and monthly family fun activities to encourage families to eat, play and live well. To register with Fit Families or for more information please contact Julia Flowers or Kanesha Walker at (773) 786-0249