Long Beach Department of Health Invites Residents to 2nd Annual “Fruit and Veggie Party!”

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The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) Healthy Active Long Beach Project invites the community to attend the 2nd Annual free “Fruit and Veggie Party!” on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach.

“This very important community event will celebrate Healthy Active Long Beach Project’s 11 years of promoting a healthy and active Long Beach community,” Mayor Robert Garcia said. “I want to thank all the community partners who made this event possible.

Attendees will receive health and nutrition information, can sample healthy recipes, get tours of the garden and start their own vegetable garden, participate in yoga, Zumba, and/or martial arts demonstrations, and kids can participate in hands-on bike safety lessons from Safe Moves. The event brings together partners from Long Beach Parks, Recreation, & Marine, City Fabrick, Long Beach Community Action Partnership, the Long Beach Peace Garden, and many other community programs that provide free interactive nutrition classes and skill-building activities designed to empower individuals to lead healthier lifestyles and to decrease the risk for obesity and related chronic diseases.

The Healthy Active Long Beach Project is made possible thanks to a grant received from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch, a public health effort working with hundreds of partners and organizations to empower low-income Californians to live healthier lives through good nutrition and physical activity. Funding is from USDA SNAP-Ed, known in California as CalFresh. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.CaChampionsForChange.net. ​

For more information about Healthy Active Long Beach, please visit www.longbeach.gov/health/halb.

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