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Chef to Share Healthy Tips at Health Expo (and Via Twitter!)


Want to help spread the word about healthy eating? Start tweeting!

The healthy meal delivery service Diet-to-Go is sponsoring a two-day Tweetathon promoting sustainable, healthy eating to coincide with this weekend’s NBC4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington. Diet-to-Go, an expo sponsor, wants to provide a forum for people to learn how to make choices that will help them eat better and move more.

Diet-to-Go also will sponsor presentations on the expo’s main stage with prominent health advocates and bloggers, including Chef Alli Sosna, a Leader who runs the nonprofit program Microgreens. The project works with schools and nonprofit groups to offer classes to low-income children and families that highlight how to shop for and prepare healthy meals based on a total budget of just $3.50 a meal for a family of four.

Diet-to-Go CEO Hilton Davis tells the Inside Track that participating in the expo falls in line with the company’s message, which is to help make it easier for people to eat healthier. Admission to the expo is free, and last year it attracted about 85,000 visitors, Davis says.

“It’s become a great thing for the community, and I know there’s a lot of free screenings there that a lot of people might not otherwise have,” Davis says. “It’s a wonderful thing to do and we’re glad to be a part of it.”

As part of the festivities, Sosna will lead a cooking demonstration on how to craft tasty, healthy meals on a tight budget. She’ll also join dietician Rebecca Mohning and four prominent health bloggers in a roundtable discussion to talk about ways to eat healthy and stay physically active.

The expo will also feature a number of free fitness classes, ranging from Zumba to martial arts to yoga.

Folks outside of D.C. can take part in the healthy-minded discussion via Twitter by using the hash tags #DiettoGo and #tweetathon. Diet-to-Go will give out prizes to randomly selected tweeters throughout the Tweetathon, including five $100 Amazon gift cards and five weeks of Diet-to-Go meals.