NVFC Promotes Heart-Health at Trade Shows

Thursday, 01 February 2007
NFL player Erron Kinney to attend Firehouse World

The NVFC Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program began its 2007 trade show schedule by conducting health screenings at Fire-Rescue East in Jacksonville, FL, on January 26-27. Hundreds of firefighters and EMS personnel received free blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose screenings at the Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth and learned how the combination of nutrition, exercise, and health awareness can help prevent heart attack, which is the leading cause of firefighter deaths.

The Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth will next be at Firehouse World in San Diego on February 25-31. At this event, the Heart-Healthy booth will feature a series of interactive components designed to raise heart-health awareness and keep fire and emergency services personnel heart-healthy. L&T Health and Fitness, an award-winning fitness management and health promotion company, will conduct the health screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose. Chef Kevin Harris of Food for Love, Inc. will perform a series of cooking demonstrations designed to show attendees that heart-healthy cooking does not have to be difficult or bland.

Heart-Healthy Firefighter spokesperson Erron Kinney will also be at the booth to sign autographs and promote the importance of heart-health among the emergency services. Kinney is a tight end for the NFL team Tennessee Titans and a volunteer firefighter. He has served as spokesperson for the Heart-Healthy Firefighter Program since 2005 and will make several appearances with the Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth throughout 2007.

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For more information and the complete 2007 Heart-Healthy Firefighter booth schedule, click here.

 

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