Mayor-President Kip Holden and former LSU basketball standout Glen “Big Baby” Davis will visit the downtown Red Stick Farmers Market Saturday morning to promote Holden’s Healthy BR Initiative, which encourages healthy eating habits, including buying fresh and local.
Davis, who has played the past four years in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, has also worked to focus public awareness on the growing problem of childhood obesity, according to a city-parish news release.
Holden and Davis are scheduled to arrive at 9 a.m. at the Red Stick Farmers Market on Fifth Street at Main Street next to the Main Street Market. They will make their way to North Street seating area inside the Main Market, where they will address market patrons about the advantages of healthy eating.
At 10 a.m., Holden and Davis will announce the winners of the Red Stick Farmers Market canning contest.
From 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative partners will offer free health screenings at the Red Stick Farmer’s Market. Screenings will include blood pressure, body mass index, and body fat percentage.
For more information, call (225) 267-5060.