Berkeley College Supports Community Wellness at Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Health Expo

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Berkeley College was a sponsor of the 4th Annual Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SHCCNJ) Health and Wellness Expo, held on April 7, 2017, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. The event invited the Hispanic community and all New Jersey residents to learn ways to improve their health and wellness.


Hispanics face a higher death rate from diabetes, as well as poorly controlled blood pressure and obesity, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC encourages healthcare professionals to work to eliminate language barriers and counsel high-risk patients. 


During the wellness fair, Berkeley College students and professors conducted blood pressure and glucose screenings for dozens of residents, and also shared their knowledge about healthy practices.


“The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Expo is important for the Hispanic community because it provides the most valuable resource – information,” said Jose A. Montalvo, MD, RMA, CCMA, Chair, Health Sciences, School of Health Studies. “Berkeley College is proud to be a part of this important conversation.”


The Expo also featured a salsa workout, yoga techniques, and tips for healthy cooking from chef and author Ronaldo Linares, an advocate for healthy cooking who serves as CEO and Executive Chef of his family’s restaurant, Martino’s Cuban, in Somerville, NJ.


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Photo Captions: (Top) Faculty and students from the Berkeley College School of Health Studies conduct blood pressure and glucose screenings at the 4th Annual Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Expo on April 7, 2017. (Above) Berkeley College faculty and students pose with chef and author Ronaldo Linares, who shared tips for healthy cooking at the Expo.


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