FORT LEE, Va., 2014-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Defense Commissary Agency will unveil the Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival June 6 through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide.
This inaugural event will allow patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at exchanges, and fitness events hosted by base morale, welfare and recreation activities.
With the theme “Shop Healthy! Eat Healthy! Be Healthy!,” the festival reinforces the health and wellness goals of the military community.
The festival combines commissary farmers markets, exchange sidewalk sales, MWR fitness events, demos, music, free nutritious food samples, prize giveaways, discount coupon offers, health and wellness information, and children’s programs.
It’s no coincidence that health and wellness is a dominant theme, especially as the Department of Defense continues to roll out its Healthy Base Initiative. HBI is a project of DOD’s Operation Live Well, an initiative to boost the nutrition and fitness of service members, retirees, their families and military civilians.
For DeCA, the Lifestyle Festival also gives the agency an opportunity to showcase its worldwide farmers market program, an event that has offered plenty of tasty fruits and vegetables for the past three years.
There will be a few locations that conduct their festivals as early as the middle of May in order to accommodate existing calendar conflicts. An overall schedule listing installations and dates can be found here on DeCA’s website. You should also check your store’s Web page for more information on farmers market dates and other scheduled events. You can also contact your local installation media for specific festival event schedules.
About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5–percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773