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Austin, TX – March 4, 2013 – The Healthy Living and Good Eating Expo, an event from My City Shows an Austin, TX based Event Management Company, has announced the addition of Educational Sessions to the Healthy Living and Good Eating Expo which will be held in Austin on May 4, 2013 on the St. Louis School grounds at 7601 Burnet Rd. The show will feature Healthy and Natural Products, Services, Food, Snacks, and activities. The educational sessions will be offered throughout the day from 10 AM to 5 PM with initial speakers including: Maryum Mitchell, M.Ed. and BS, Associate Manager, Administration, American Diabetes Association and Jennifer Mejias, B.S. Nutritional Science and Dietetics, UT Austin, American Diabetes Association Speakers Bureau
of Central Texas.
Initial Educational session topics include; Resources Available from the American Diabetes Association for diabetics and pre-diabetics and Food Is Not the Enemy: Foods to Keep You on Track with Diabetes Without Restricting Your Diet.
The show will be held on Saturday May 4th from 10 AM to 8 PM, with the Educational sessions running from 10 AM to 5 PM, at 7601 Burnet Road. The event is expected to draw from the community at large, as well as the thousands of students and families from local schools. Specific outreach will be made to families with children and senior citizens. Product samples and give-aways from vendors and sponsors will occur throughout the day.
Unlike many other events and venues, product and food sampling and sales are encouraged. Meals and snacks will be available for sample and purchase from exhibiting vendors. Specialty diet vendors providing diet restricted foods including: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Free Range, and Dairy Free, as well as free range and locally grown and produced are expected.
Portions of the gate receipts, and food and monetary donations will be accepted benefitting Mobile Loaves and Fishes, and the Food Pantry which provides meals to home bound and underprivileged families and individuals throughout the Austin area.
For a limited time, discount admission vouchers will be available on the www.MyCityShows.com web site. Senior citizens, above the age of 65, will be admitted free. Admission is $3 per person and $5 per family.
About My City Shows
My City Shows is an Austin, TX based Event Management Company focused on bringing unique personal contact events to communities which benefit local vendors and charitable causes.
Through our community friendly events, local vendors of products and services can have the opportunity to meet with new prospective customers and consumer have access to local suppliers of goods and services in a convenient venue from which they can sample and buy from local vendors while also assisting local non-profits.
About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences for those affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The Association works to achieve this mission by funding research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivering services to hundreds of communities; providing objective and credible information; and giving a voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For more information please contact the local office of the American Diabetes Association at 512-472-9838 or visit www.diabetes.org/austin.
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