West Side Ready to Battle

Stanislaus County, CA – One giant party means one healthier community for the west side of Stanislaus and northern Merced counties as the biggest losers prepare to battle.

The West Side Health Care Task Force is presenting its fifth annual “Healthy Choices Summit” at the West Side Theatre, 1331 Main Street, in downtown Newman, California from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 22.

The Summit will feature the extremely lively “weigh-in” of the local biggest loser contest on a giant 10 – person scale under a massive balloon arch. The weigh-in starts at 11:30 a.m. Teams of ten people are battling for the title of “Biggest Loser” in an eight-week weight loss program. Last year, members from the City of Patterson took the weight loss team title by shedding 75 pounds of body weight.

“Our mission isto promote a healthy lifestyle,” stated Jim DeMartini, a Stanislaus County Supervisor and the Chairman of the West Side Health Care Task Force. “We continue to look for opportunities to improve education in our communities on the importance of staying healthy and eating right. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease continue to be a major concern. Together we can encourage each other toward a healthy and happier life”

The health summit will also feature vendor demonstrations, speakers and a free healthy box lunch.

Keynote speaker, Dr. David Eibling, Medical Director of the Health Plan of San Joaquin, will be discussing the importance of staying fit and eating right. The Summit is free and open to the public.

The Westside Healthcare Task Force is a public/private consortium of interested healthcare proponents on the westside of Stanislaus County and northern Merced County including Gustine, Newman, Patterson, and Crows Landing. The mission of the Healthcare Task Force is to foster communication between westside healthcare providers and communities and to identify service gaps and potential opportunities to improve.