Special to the Parade
Infant and Family Nutrition Agency, an organization committed to providing free education on nutrition and active lifestyles for over 25 years throughout Cameron County so all children have a chance at a healthy start to life, announced the date for its third annual 5K walk or run and 1 mile fun run to benefit its agency.
Infant and Family Nutrition Agency (IFNA) provides Cameron County residents free services such as prenatal counseling to expectant mothers, breastfeeding information and lactation consultations through the Stork’s Nest Breastfeeding center, and individualized and classroom sessions on infant and toddler nutrition. All these services are provided at no cost to clients both at IFNA’s office and at partnering hospitals. According to Jack White, IFNA Agency Director, “Cameron County ranks third out of 32 border counties in obesity where seven out of 10 people in Brownsville are classified as overweight or obese.”
This year, IFNA has partnered with Brownsville’s Biggest Loser Challenge and Cyclobia Brownsville to transform roads of vehicles into people leading active lives. March 17 will kick-off with IFNA’s Nuts4Nutrition 5K – 1 mile Walk/Run at 8:45 a.m. and transition into Cyclobia Brownsville. “Together, IFNA and the City of Brownsville’s Health Department will promote health and fitness through finding imaginative ways to get families out to exercise,” said Jack White.
The Nuts for Nutrition 5K-1 Mile Walk/Run is an opportunity for Valley families to learn about wellness by experiencing healthy life activities first-hand and have fun doing it. To register for the Nuts for Nutrition Run/Walk, visit ifnargv.org or contact (956) 541-9250 or firstname.lastname@example.org.