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    Dear Friends

    This week is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. Childhood lead poisoning is a serious and preventable issue. To learn more about lead and how to get your children and your home tested, visit “Dusty” the dog at the Lead Poisoning Prevention exhibit at the City of New Haven Health Department. On October 28 from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. at 54 Meadow Street, Health Department staff will be available to answer questions and give out educational materials regarding lead poisoning as and information about HUD funding and lead safe work practices. For more information on Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, contact the City of New Haven’s Health Department at: 203-946-8174.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    United Way Kick-Off

    On Wednesday, October 27, there will be a kick-off celebration to launch the City’s United Way Campaign at Metropolitan Business Academy at 2 p.m. City department heads and their department “captains” should be present at this event to learn about the campaign and to ask any questions. The agencies that benefit from this campaign have a direct impact on the quality of life and opportunities made available in our community. I urge all City employees to participate in this year’s campaign by filling out a pledge form in the coming weeks.

    New Haven Restaurant Week

    The 5th New Haven Restaurant Week returns November 7-12, 2010. Over 30 of New Haven’s unique, award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants will be offering prix fixe lunch ($16.38) and dinner ($29.00) menus. Diners can take advantage of free parking in the Broadway District during Restaurant Week at Broadway Center and LAZ lots only from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Just have your Restaurant Week receipt validated at a participating restaurant and present your validated receipt to an attendant at the Broadway Center or LAZ lot when exiting.

    Health Matters! Tip

    A quick breakfast can be healthy if you look at it as the first piece of that day’s nutrition puzzle. Hot and cold breakfast cereals are fast and easy. Pair a bowl of oatmeal or cereal with low fat milk and banana slices or blueberries, and you’ve gotten the day off to a pretty good start. For more information on how you can start your day off on a healthy note visit: http://www.letsmove.gov/blog/2010/10/21/nutrition-tip-start-the-day-right-with-a-nutritious-breakfast/.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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