Engine 2 author Rip Esselstyn comes to University Heights

Rip Esselstyn, author, The Engine 2 Diet

With the introduction of a new Health Starts Here initiative, a multifaceted program including education, support tools and store events that support healthy eating, Whole Foods Market is now deepening its commitment to healthy eating. To kick off the initiative and unveil the Cedar Center store’s newly constructed Health Starts Here reference hub, health partner Rip Esselstyn (author, The Engine 2 Diet) will visit University Heights in May for a series of community events.

The "Engine 2 Challenge" Public Program and Reception, on Monday, May 3, 7 to 9 p.m., takes place at John Carroll University's Dolan Center for Science and Technology, and is an engaging and inspiring presentation by the author and Texas firefighter, whose 28-day lifestyle plan can help with weight loss, lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of disease. The program includes an hour-long presentation and question and answer session, followed by a book signing and casual reception featuring healthy food and beverage samples and live music by the JCU Jazz Combo. Admission is free and seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Then, on Tuesday, May 4, the store (located at 13998 Cedar Road) will host a series of activities to kick off its newly constructed Health Starts Here reference hub, offering a glimpse of the education and support programs that shoppers will have access to, including a breakfast and neighborhood walk, health screenings, children's stories, entertainment and cooking class. 

Visit wholefoodsmarket.com/cleveland for the complete schedule of events, and visit engine2diet.com for more information about Rip Esselstyn.

Jared Earley is the marketing specialist and community liaison for Whole Foods Market, University Heights.

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 2:15 PM, 04.23.2010