Health & Wellness

'Live Well Allegheny' Announces Two New Participants

The local community and restaurant each agree to promote a healthier lifestyle to Allegheny County residents.

The Live Well Allegheny initiative is growing, with two new members announced today. The Allegheny County Health Department say that Verona Borough and Bridges and Bourbon, a Penn Avenue restaurant, have joined the campaign. This brings the total number of participants to 67 communities, 51 restaurants, 32 workplaces and 18 school districts.

The Live Well Allegheny campaign was launched in 2014 in an effort to improve Allegheny County's physical health, mental wellness, personal and community safety, prevention and preparedness.

"Welcome Verona and Bridges and Bourbon. We are grateful to have you and to see even more organizations join us in our efforts for a healthier community," County Executive Rich Fitzgerald said in a statement. "We are most successful when we all work together. We look forward to having even more communities, restaurants, workplaces and schools join us in this campaign for greater wellness."

As part of the initiative, Verona Borough will encourage community involvement through volunteer activities, encourage walking and bike riding and promote and support farmers markets . In addition, the Borough has agreed to make walking trails more accessible, promote smoke-free buildings, and promote wellness through social media.

Bridges and Bourbon will eliminate trans-fat oils in its cooking, be smoke-free, and will provide a location to store bicycles at or near the restaurant . The restaurant is also pledging to offer vegetarian options and other healthier food and beverage choices.

For more information on Live Well Allegheny, and to find resources on how you and your family can make healthier lifestyle choices, you can click here .

To see the full list of Live Well Allegheny participants, including communities, schools, restaurants and workplaces, click here .

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