Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health employees and representatives from the American Heart Association recently visited Lampeter-Strasburg High School to celebrate the installation of three new water filtration stations. The goal of the stations is to encourage students to rethink their drink by making it easier for students to drink more water instead of sugary beverages like soda and sports drinks.

“Lowering dietary sugar is an important goal for all Americans and that starts with removing soda, juices and other sugary drinks from our diet,” said Tim Zellers, executive director of the Heart & Vascular Institute at LG Health. “These new water stations promote this change by providing access to water in an environmentally friendly way. Penn Medicine Lancaster General is honored to work with the American Heart Association on this initiative.”

The water filtration system installation is part of LG Health’s support of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good movement and Lancaster Heart Walk. LG Health has also partnered with the AHA to plant teaching gardens at five Lancaster County elementary schools, establish a walking path at Buchanan Park, place bicycle racks at local schools and install bicycle repair stations around the County.

Watch the video to learn more about the impact LG Health and the AHA have made in Lancaster County.

 

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