Have Fun, Be Healthy at Indiana State Fair

Food, Fun and the Chance to Win an Apple iPad!

When you think of the Indiana State Fair, you probably think delicious deep fried treats. But this year, calorie-conscious fairgoers are in luck: Indiana University Health will be offering healthy food tips and samples as part of IU Health Day on August 12th. It’s all part of IU Health’s effort to bring healthcare into Indiana’s neighborhoods.

The Healthy Hoosier Throwdown will feature several local chefs and celebrities including Indiana First Lady Cheri Daniels, Miss Indiana MerrieBeth Cox, Indiana State Fair Queen Erika Burghardt and chefs from Ocean Prime and Seasons 52 restaurants, among others.

Two participants at a time will go head-to-head to make the same dish from ingredients found at Garden on the Go®, IU Health’s mobile produce program, but only one will leave a winner.  Competitions will take place at 12, 2, 4, 6, and 8 p.m., just south of the gazebo gift shop near the Ellison Bakery Home & Family Arts Building.

You could even walk away with an Apple iPad by sharing a photo of you with a healthy treat at the fair. For contest rules, visit iuhealth.org/getstrong and remember to follow #getstrong on Twitter.

Visitors can also check out the Garden on the Go® and Indianapolis Fruit trucks; learn about Indy Urban Acres, an 8-acre organic urban farm on Indianapolis’ east side operated by Indy Parks, the Indianapolis Parks Foundation and IU Health; and even pick up a free sample of organic, homemade ketchup.

Healthy, fresh produce is just another one of the ways we help Indiana get strong!

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