Residents Invited to Free Nutrition and Physical Activity Fair Tomorrow
2012-09-07 · By Editor
The public is invited to a free ‘Fun with Food and Play!’ nutrition and physical activity fair on Saturday, September 8, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave., in Long Beach. Hosted by the Long Beach Health Department Bureau of Community Health’s Healthy Active Long Beach Project, the event will feature information and resources on healthy eating, wellness and physical activity, family fun yoga demonstrations, information on how to apply for W.I.C. (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) and Medi-Cal, on-site enrollment assistance for the CalFresh program, and Hoopapalooza with KidTribe!
“I encourage the community to come out and enjoy this fun way to stay active, healthy and fit,” Mayor Bob Foster said.
Residents can also come out and shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at the Greener Good Farmers’ Market as well as participate in all of the free activities offered by Center Space – including a Zumba class. The Nutrition and Physical Activity Fair is a part of the City’s “Let’s Move Long Beach” campaign to increase physical activity and improve nutrition in order to improve the health of Long Beach residents.
Healthy Active Long Beach’s activities and goals assist the Health Department in its efforts to decrease the rate of obesity and chronic disease in Long Beach. Healthy Active Long Beach is funded by USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), through the Network for a Healthy California.
For more information about the ‘Fun with Food and Play!’ nutrition and physical activity fair, call 562.570.4294 or 562-570-4244. For healthy lifestyle tips, visit www.cachampionsforchange.net. For more news, pictures, videos and announcements, visit the Healthy Active Long Beach website at www.longbeach.gov, where you can also like us on Facebook, and visit the “Let’s Move Long Beach” website at http://www.longbeach.gov/health/letsmovelb/ for future events promoting physical activity and nutrition in Long Beach.