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
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/healthy-living/individual/nutrition-and-physical-activity/