Santa Fe, NM – Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District will visit Cuba on Monday, August 22ndat 11:30am to see first-hand the work of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Cuba project. The Prevention Research Center at the UNM Health Sciences Center works with communities to support community actions that increase access to fresh, healthy food and safe places to walk and play. Luján will meet with community volunteers and children participating at several project sites including the Cuba Community Garden, the Village of Cuba St. Francis of Assisi Park, and a community backcountry hiking trail.

Healthy Kids Healthy Cuba is part of the Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that promotes active living and healthy eating policies and environmental change initiatives to support healthier communities for children and families. Cuba is one of 50 communities across the country selected as a Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities site.

WHO: Congressman Ben Ray Luján

Susan DeFrancesco, Project Director, Healthy Kids Healthy Cuba, UNM Prevention Research Center

WHAT: Visit to community sites to highlight Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities

WHEN: Monday, August 22nd at 11:30am

WHERE: Cuba Public Health Office/Nacimiento Community Foundation (next to the Post Office)

6362 U.S. Highway 550

Cuba, NM 87013
Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322