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Media Advisory: Support Inova’s Healthy Plate Club at Fairfax’s Newest Grocery Store, Earth Fare

Inova’s Healthy Plate Club is celebrating the opening of a new grocery store in Fairfax, Virginia and the store is giving back. Earth Fare, the original authentic natural and organic food grocery store, will host a pre-opening sneak peek tour on January 8 at 5:45 p.m., and will donate $3,000 to the Inova Healthy Plate Club. The tour is open to the public. Earth Fare officially opens in Fairfax on January 10 at 7 a.m.

Who:   Inova Healthy Plate Club and Earth Fare Fairfax

What:  The Pre-opening Sneak Peek Tour will include a guided tour of the new store, plus food samples. Admission is $5 and all proceeds will go to the Healthy Plate Club, Inova’s obesity prevention program for low-income children

When: Tours begin every 15 minutes between 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. on Monday, January 8

            Please register in advance for your tour here.

Where: Earth Fare Fairfax

             11054 Lee Highway

Fairfax, VA 22030

The Inova Healthy Plate Club works to decrease obesity and its related diseases among low-income families in Fairfax County.  Students ages 5-13 learn how to make sustainable, long-lasting behavior changes through hands on cooking, creative taste tests and fun activities.  A primary focus of the program is to introduce low-income children to vegetables they may not try at home.

Earth Fare’s generous contribution will help children in the Healthy Plate Club learn how to cook, while also supporting behavior changes at home.

Media Contact: Tracy Connell,


Founded in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, Earth Fare is one of the largest natural and organic food retailers in the country, with 44 locations across 10 states in the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and superior shopping experience. It’s a philosophy that makes it easy to live a healthier lifestyle, every day.

Live Longer with Earth Fare.

About Inova

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond. 

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit, or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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