Texas A&M Healthy South Texas invites you to the region-wide community event called Healthy Families, Healthy Communities Expo in McAllen on Saturday, May 13th at Palm View Community Center.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but your participation is requested between 10:15 and 11:00 a.m. to address the audience and draw for door prizes, which include cribs, toddler beds, high chairs and more.

Vendors from organizations throughout the area will offer resources and educational material to help young families make lifestyle changes to improve their well-being for years to come. The event will include free health screenings, demonstrations, education and giveaways, including diapers to the first 300 families through the door. Participants will be encouraged to sign up for Healthy South Texas programs that focus on reducing the highest impact diseases and their consequences, including diabetes, asthma and infectious disease.