Inova’s Northern Virginia Healthy Kids Coalition, Mosaic and Junior League of Northern Virginia to Celebrate 2nd Annual Rev Your Bev Day at Mosaic on May 14, 2014

  • What: Rev Your Bev Day
  • Where: Mosaic, 2910 District Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031, at Lee Highway & Gallows Road
  • When: May 14, 2014, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Details: Come spin the “Wheel of Sugar Sweetened Beverages” and learn how to make healthier beverage choices.

Fairfax, VA (May 2, 2014) – On May 14, 2014, Inova’s Northern Virginia Healthy Kids, Mosaic and the Junior League of Northern Virginia will join youth volunteers, teachers, and health advocates across the state in raising awareness about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages as part of Y Street and the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth’s 2nd Annual Rev Your Bev Day.

Rev Your Bev Day is a statewide day of action to change the way Virginians think about what they drink. Building on the success of Rev Your Bev Day 2013, this year’s Rev Your Bev Day will continue to focus on educating Virginians about the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages by focusing on the amount of physical activity needed to burn off the calories. Did you know it would take 66 minutes of biking away from zombies to burn off the calories in the average 64oz soda?

This year on Rev Your Bev Day, we will have a “Wheel of Sugar Sweetened Beverages” to inform the community-at-large about a wide variety of beverages and the importance of making healthy beverage choices. Come ready to play matching games, jump rope, hop, do jumping jacks and more!

For more information, visit www.RevYourBev.com, Facebook.com/RevYourBev and/or Twitter.com/RevYourBev

 

Media Contact: Rhonda Richardson, rhonda.richardson@inova.org, 703-698-2516

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About the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth: Established by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth is responsible for statewide efforts to prevent and reduce youth tobacco use and childhood obesity. For more information, visit www.vfhy.org.

 

About Mosaic: Recognized with 22 “Best of Shopping” awards since opening in Fall 2012, Mosaic is a distinct mix of local fashion boutiques and restaurants with premier national retailers and Angelika Film Center.  For more information about Mosaic, please visit www.mosaicdistrict.com.

 

About the JLNV: The Junior League of Northern Virginia (JLNV) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more than 55 years, the JLNV has provided hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours and more than $2 million to implement more than 25 community programs throughout our history. For more information visit www.jlnv.org.

 

About Inova

Inova is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that serves more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.  Inova is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient services and facilities, primary and specialty care practices, and health and wellness initiatives.

Inova encompasses the full array of health services, including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We are home to many nationally and internationally recognized programs, including Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI), and the Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute.

Inova is a global leader in developing and applying personalized health. Connecting researchers, clinicians and empowered consumers, we integrate genomic research for patient care, prevention and wellness. Our personalized health approach enables individuals to live longer, healthier lives.

More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.