Ruby A. Neeson Diabetes Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Celebrating Five Years of Community Outreach and Advocacy 

In recognition of World Diabetes Day 2015 we were excited to host our annual health and wellness expo, "Taste of Health", an unparalleled wellness exhibition showcasing the diversity of fighting diabetes by protecting overall health and wellness in the areas of: nutrition, fitness, and skin and body care at the College Park Elementary School in College Park, Georgia. 

World Diabetes Day is the paramount global awareness campaign of the diabetes community held annually on November 14.  

Attendees of our 2nd Annual Taste of Health Wellness Expo experienced music, door prizes, health care resources as well as a phenomenal fitness presentation by celebrity fitness coach, Fitness Minister and certified Peak Performance Coach, Jay Jones who kicked-off the event offering fitness elements to aid in strength, vigor, and well-being. Fitness Minister Jay Jones motto is "A mental transformation leads to a conscious restoration and finally a physical activation of your most successful self."

Those gathering for the event were treated to an array of healthy food samples that included: teriyaki chicken, califlower rice, salmon, chicken pasta, apple and pear tarts and more provided by Chef Ro Cantrell, Owner of Cantrell Occasions, and Chef Troy LaRose, Owner of Taylor Rose Culinary Boutique and Executive Chef at Hotel Indigo. 'Cabbage-on-the-Go also provided cabbage salad samples, and increased awareness of the health benefits of raw cabbage.  

With the support of several community collaborators including the Fulton County School System, JenCare Medical, Atlanta Black Nurses Association, WellCare, So In Love With My Health, and others, we were able to outstretch our ambitious and hopeful goals of impacting and influencing a community with a high-prevalence of diabetes, by promoting the gravity and positive consequences of proper nutrition and fitness. 

Taste of Health Wellness Expo 2015 was a success, and great fun had by all. Plans are underway for 2016. Save the date: Saturday November 12, 2016 for our 3rd Annual Taste of Health Wellness Expo! For partnership and sponsorship opportunities please email: mutima.anderson@fightdiabetesnow.org. 

Above video was created by our marketing and social media collaborator, Comp 7:35.

Our 2015 Sponsors, Partners, and Exhibitors