Local Olive Oil Company Promotes Healthy Food Choices for Diabetes Awareness Month

Salud de Paloma offers recipes, cooking tips, and resources

Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gomez issued a resolution Nov. 5th that proclaimed November Diabetes Awareness Month in Travis County and put the spotlight on local olive oil purveyor Salud de Paloma for the work they do promoting healthy nutrition within the Hispanic community.

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Salud de Paloma is a relatively young company but one with big plans and important long term goals. They are a regular participant in the HOPE Farmers' Market at Austin's Plaza Saltillo every Sunday, selling olive oil, sharing recipes using the heart-healthy fat and tips for avoiding diabetes and providing access to other community resources designed to support healthy food choices.

"It takes collaboration among community leaders and committed health and nutrition organizations to combat diabetes - our olive oil company was formed with this in mind<" said Rosa Rios Valdez, co-founder and president of Salud de Paloma in a press release. For more information about Salud de Paloma's health initiatives, go here.

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