York City launches nutritional education, health screening program

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
Produce donations are at a seasonal low at the York County Food Bank in York City, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.  Dawn J. Sagert photo

York City is partnering with York Fresh Food Farms to give residents access to nutritional education and health screenings free of charge.

The city's Bureau of Health announced the partnership program on Monday. The summerlong program will offer weekly nutrition classes, health screenings and redeemable coupons for participation.

By attending health classes, participants will be given "Heart Bucks" that are worth $4. Those coupons can be redeemed at participating mobile markets for fresh produce.

Attendees are also able to receive free blood pressure and Body Mass Index screenings offered on location courtesy of York College.

The program is inspired by Heart Smarts, a nutrition program developed by the Food Trust and approved by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Nutrition classes and health screenings are available on the following dates throughout the summer:


  • From 10:30-noon at the York Towne House, 200 N. Duke St.
  • From 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hannah Penn K-8 School, 415 E. Boundary Ave.


  • From 4-6 p.m. at Lee's Food Market, 564 N. Pershing Ave.


  • From 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Green Food Market, 255 S. George St.


  • From 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Green Food Market, 255 S. George St.
  • From 4-6 p.m. at Pak's Food Market, 750 E. Princess St.


  • From 3-5:30 p.m. at the Rabbit Transit Transfer Center, 23 W. King St.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.