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Fabiola D. Gaines, R.D., L.D., HEBNI Nutrition Consultants, Inc.Ronice Weaver, M.S., R.D., L.D., HEBNI Nutrition Consultants, Inc.The Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Green Living Expo 2012 is Thursday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alabama A&M University's Agribition Center located at 4925 Moores Mill Road in Huntsville.

With a focus on being eco-friendly and living healthy, the theme this year is "Living Green from the Inside Out," and the featured guests are award-winning dieticians from HEBNI Nutrition Consultants, Inc. (HNC) of Orlando, Fla. HNC is a nonprofit agency established in 1995 to educate culturally diverse populations and individuals at risk for obesity, heart disease, diabetes and hypertension about healthy eating.

Now in its third year, the Green Living Expo is designed to raise awareness about environmental issues and to help consumers and organizations become better stewards of natural resources. Participants will not only obtain information on green products and services, but also will enjoy free refreshments, live entertainment, a chance to win door prizes and an opportunity to participate in food demonstrations from top chefs and nutritionists in the Southeast. In addition, the Anthony-Masterson film "GROW!" will be featured. The film takes a look at 20 young sustainable farmers around the nation.

The Green Living Expo is open to individuals of all ages, and it's the ideal event for businesses and agencies to showcase their green products and services. Bring family, students, co-workers or others for an educational and an enjoyable experience at Alabama A&M University's Agribition Center.

While there is no charge to attend this event, participants are asked to bring a canned food item that will be donated to a local food bank. In addition, please bring paper and plastic items for recycling.

For updated information, visit the website at www.aces.edu/urban. If you are interested in being an exhibitor or a sponsor, contact Erica James at (256) 372-4951. Exhibitors and sponsors must be confirmed by Thursday, April 5.

For questions or media interviews, please contact the Green Living Expo co-chairs Tamara Warren at (256) 372-4981, Andrea Morris at (256) 372-8082, or Donnie Cook at (256) 372-4983.


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