Junior League of Long Beach Hosts Eighth Annual Kids in the Kitchen Event March 9

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junior-league-kids-in-kitchJunior League of Long Beach (JLLB) offers local families the chance to have fun while learning about healthy eating and exercise at the eighth annual Kids in the Kitchen. Co-sponsored by The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Active Long Beach Project, the event is free and will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.

This fun-filled day will include entertaining children-oriented health and nutrition activities such as fitness challenges, kid-friendly snack recipes, health-screenings, dance, martial arts, sports and youth club sign-ups, a bicycle rodeo, games, music, and hourly raffle prizes. There will be free health screenings from St. Mary Medical Center, free bike helmets from Miller Children’s Hospital and Kid Tribe will perform Hoop-A-PaLoo-Za.

“Kids in the Kitchen is a community outreach program that teaches children and families to choose healthful foods and to make exercise a regular habit. Junior League of Long Beach recognizes that good nutrition plays a vital role in a child’s well-being,” said Trinka Rowsell, JLLB President. “Now in the eighth year, the 2013 Kids in the Kitchen is set to be the largest yet with more than 1,300 children and families expected to attend.”

the Junior League of Long Beach Kids in the Kitchen event is Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Avenue, in Long Beach. For more details about the 8th Annual JLLB Kids in the Kitchen, visit www.jllb.org or call (562) 989-6400.

Local businesses and organizations who would like to participate through cash contributions and raffle items should contact Ashleigh Ruhl at (303) 229-6878 or kitk@jllb.org.

ABOUT JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LONG BEACH: Junior League of Long Beach was established in 1931 as an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. For more information, to become a sponsor, make a donation, or to become a member, visit www.jllb.org or call (562) 989-6400.

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