HEALTHY CHANGE: Mayor Bartlett and his wife Victoria, second from left, recently held a news conference at the future home of Cam’s Grocery to promote National Food Day.
Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett and Get Lean Tulsa spokesperson Victoria Bartlett hosted a news conference on Oct. 24 to promote and celebrate Food Day in front of soon-to-open Cam’s Grocery at 114 S. Detroit Ave. Food Day is a national grassroots campaign which is aimed at encouraging and inspiring Americans to eat delicious, healthy and affordable food.
Mayor Bartlett read a proclamation declaring the day “Food Day” in Tulsa at the news conference attended by about 30 people.
Mayor Bartlett said, “Oklahoma ranks last in the U.S. for fruit and vegetable consumption and our obesity rate has risen faster than any other state, nearly tripling since 1995. It’s time for us to get serious about eating healthy, nutritious foods and being good role models for our kids and grandkids. We want all of our families in Tulsa and this great state to lead long, healthy lives.”
Victoria Bartlett, Get Lean Tulsa spokesperson, encourages Tulsans to visit the City of Tulsa’s healthy and fit website and said, “With more than 100 health-wise recipes online, Get Lean Tulsa makes it easy for you to cook simple delicious food for your family.”
Oklahoma’s obesity rate has risen faster than any other state, nearly tripling since 1995. Currently, the obesity rate among Tulsa County adults is 26.9 percent, plus 35.7 percent of Tulsa County adults are overweight.
Mayor Bartlett has challenged other mayors across the state to join him in building healthier communities so citizens can live longer, healthier lives. He is encouraging Tulsans and all Oklahomans to eat more fruits and vegetables, since our state ranks last in the U.S. for fruit and vegetable consumption.
Get Lean Tulsa is Mayor Bartlett’s communitywide health initiative to help families live longer, healthier lifestyles. It is a health and fitness program dedicated to encouraging Tulsans to make simple changes that will help them feel better and get in better shape.
For more info about Food Day, visit www.foodday.org. For more information about the Mayor’s Get Lean Tulsa initiative, visit www.getleantulsa.com.
About Cam’s Grocery:
The City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Metro Chamber have established that a downtown grocery is needed to fuel further downtown Tulsa development. Currently, a few convenient stores exist and there is talk of a small market, but no full service grocery. Cam’s is in position to open by spring and is currently in contract with Route 66 Development, , a downtown Tulsa developer, to locate at 114 South Detroit Avenue in the Blue Dome District.
Cam’s is a full service grocery and café catered to downtown Tulsa needs. Cam’s Grocery will feature local, natural and organic products to a wide Audience; including Tulsa’s downtown workforce, downtown and surrounding residents, downtown hotel visitors as well as health-conscious and sustainability-minded shoppers from all over the region. Expect to see the finest locally sourced produce, meats and cheeses. Cam’s will also feature a buyer’s club and home deliveries.