Free dental screenings for kids will be part of the festival. Photo submitted

NASHVILLE, TN — The Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated will host the 8th annual Chew and Move festival, Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Hadley Park Community Center, located at 1037 28th Avenue North. Chew and Move is a free, high energy event complete with educational opportunities, health screenings, and a variety of children’s activities. 

Youth ages 9-12 are encouraged to participate in the free half-day festival which will feature nutrition and fun activities, along with free dental screenings courtesy of the Colgate Mobile Dental Van. Participants will have an opportunity to win a variety of door prizes, join in fun interactions and activities such as dance fitness, basketball, and a circuit course. In addition, Chef Darryl Dinning of Panache Catering will prepare a delicious and hearty lunch for children as well as for a Lunch & Learn session for parents, which will focus on “Health and Wellness.”

“Each year this event keeps getting better and better,” said Julie Gray, D.D.S., event chairperson. “Taking care of ourselves should be top of mind – and exercise and good nutrition is an important part of that. Chew and Move not only educates youth about healthy choices, it offers demonstrations on how to make exercise and nutrition a fun and regular part of their lives.”

 To register for this free event, visit Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

 This is the eighth year that the Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter will host the Chew and Move program, which has consistently grown in attracting young people and encouraging them to achieve a lifetime of health, particularly African-American children. For more information about Chew and Move and how you can sponsor or support the event, please call (615) 416-3244.

The Links, Incorporated, founded in 1946, is one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African-Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The Links, Incorporated has a membership of more than 14,000 professional women of color serving in more than 270 chapters in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Through its philanthropic arm – The Links Foundation, Incorporated – the organization has contributed more than $24 million to charitable causes since its founding. Washington, D.C. is the site of the national headquarters of The Links, Incorporated. The Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter was chartered in 1976. To learn more about the national organization and its programs, visit www.linksinc.orgor for information on the Hendersonville Area (TN) Chapter, go to