Updated: May 12
The second program of our new walking series Walk With a Dietitian on the Fall Creek Greenway is quickly approaching, and we are excited to introduce you to the Dietitian that will be leading the walk. Rachel Lowry, MPH, RDH is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and she is the Food System Specialist at the Marion County Public Health Department. She is originally from Lexington, KY but has lived in Indianapolis for 3 years now. We sat down for a conversation with Rachel to discuss the May 20, 2023 walk, what participants can expect, and about her love of Indy Greenways.
What should users expect if they participate in the program?
The topic for this walk will be “Food Safety.” Users can expect to gain knowledge over this topic while also getting the chance to be physically active while walking one of Indianapolis' beautiful greenways.
Why are the greenways so important?
I love walking for both my physical and mental health and the greenways are such a great way to be able to do this in the city. I particularly enjoy long walks, an hour or more, so being able to get on a greenway and go and rarely have to worry about crossing the street or whether or not the sidewalk is damaged or nonexistent ahead is so nice. I have enjoyed the Monon Trail, the Fall Creek Greenway, Central Canal Towpath, and the Pennsy Trail so far. I believe having dedicated outdoor spaces to be physically active, like the greenways, is important to our overall health.
Be sure to join us on May 20 at 10:00 am.
Our Walk With a Dietitian on the Fall Creek Greenway is a new initiative between the Indianapolis Greenways Partnership and the Marion County Public Health Department and occurs on the third Saturday of each month this summer, beginning in April and running through September 16. The program is family-friendly and free, but registration is required. To register for our May 20 walk, visit the following link: http://apm.activecommunities.com/.../Activity_Search/24756
About the Indianapolis Greenways Partnership: The Indianapolis Greenways Partnership is a public-private partnership that provides creative programming which broadens user engagement with Indy Greenways, builds support for the system, and catalyzes further investment in Indy Greenways. The Partnership’s efforts are based upon the premise that providing broad opportunities for residents to engage with the greenways helps to build lifelong advocates, support, and demand for continued investment in the greenway system.
Our Community Partners:
Parks Alliance of Indianapolis
Indy Arts Council
Jump IN for Healthy Kids
Marion County Public Health Department
CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions
Reconnecting to our Waterways