CIR members in the Bronx Work with Elected Officials to Combat Obesity

On Monday, Oct 21, CIR Members, Bronx State Senator Gustavo Rivera and Borough President Ruben Diaz continued their efforts to combat obesity and diabetes in the Bronx through the Family Healthy Challenge.

The challenge, already in place in several Bronx schools, features weekly behavioral and dietary challenges to promote a healthier life style for children and their families. The event is part of the larger Bronx C.A.N. (Change Attitudes Now) Initiative in which the State Sentator and Borough President weigh-in regularly as a symbols of their commitment to living a healthier lifestyle. Monday’s event featured an educational presentation and weigh-in at Mount Saint Ursula Academy.

Check out news coverage of the event on the Healthy Bronx website by clicking the photo below.

Derek Ailes, A CIR member and Emergency Medicine resident at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, weighs Senator Rivera.

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