Annual Healthy Lifestyle Festival arrives at Schofield

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Schofield Barracks Comissary, above, will be hosting its annual Healthy Lifestyle Festival until July 2. (File photo)

The Schofield Barracks Comissary, above, will be hosting its annual Healthy Lifestyle Festival until July 2. (File photo)

Defense Commissary Agency
Corporate Communications

FORT LEE, Virginia — Special savings on commissary and exchange products, along with the opportunity to participate in fitness-related events, are in store for military members and their families during the worldwide Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival, June 29-July 2, at Schofield Barracks.

This annual military resale partnership is hosted by the Defense Commissary Agency and features the best of military resale.

Discounted prices will be available on produce at commissary farmers markets and on workout equipment and apparel at Exchange sidewalk sales.

Military health clinics will conduct health screenings, and the installation’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities will host fitness events and children’s programs.

Industry partners will offer demos, music, free nutritious food samples, prize giveaways and discount coupon offers.

The majority of sale dates occurred over a weekend in late May and throughout June, while at some locations, such as Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy, the fest was held as early as May 12-14. However, at Schofield Barracks and Naval Base Pearl Harbor, the event stretches into early July. It is June 29 through July 2.

“This event has traditionally been a spectacular example of what our installations have to offer through our military resale partnership – combining savings while supporting our community’s health and wellness goals,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s director of sales.

“Our patrons can also expect to hear from military veterinarians offering information on keeping our pets healthier and food safety specialists explaining how to read food labels correctly, and prepare and store fresh fruit and vegetables properly,” she added.

The overall theme of the partnership event is “Live Healthy and Save Big!” while for DeCA, the farmers markets are part of its ongoing celebration of the commissaries’ 150th anniversary celebration.

The agency will also be highlighting its Nutrition Guide Program, a food labeling initiative that identifies important healthy attributes of products throughout the store.

“We enthusiastically support the military’s many efforts to improve the health and wellness of service members and their families,” Russ said. “This fest is another example of the community coming together to take care of its own. Ultimately, our goal is to reinforce the installation as the No. 1 destination for partnership events.”

Commissary patrons should check individual store web pages for more information on farmers market dates and other scheduled events. Customers who live near multiple commissaries are encouraged to use the DeCA website to frequent all sales in their area.

Farmers Market
An overall schedule listing installations and dates can be found on the DeCA website at www.commissaries.com/healthy-lifestyle-festival.cfm.

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