The community is invited to access health and nutrition information, sample healthy recipes, tour the Peace Garden, and participate in lots of fun activities during the free 3rd Healthy Active Long Beach Annual Fruit and Veggie Party on Saturday, August 29, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Martin Luther King Jr., Park, 1133 Rhea Street, Long Beach.
“Events like the Healthy Active Long Beach Fruit and Veggie Party provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to learn about the great resources Long Beach offers to help keep our community healthy,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.
The festivities are sponsored by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Active Long Beach Project, and will bring together partners from multiple City departments as well as many other community programs.
“Exposing people to a healthy, active lifestyle at an early age helps people live fuller, richer lives, and that’s important to all of us,” said Councilmember Dee Andrews.
This free event celebrates Healthy Active Long Beach’s recently completed 12th year, and is the wrap-up event for their Power Up Your Summer campaign, which encourages children and their families to get at least 60 minutes of active play each day and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables during the summer break.
Fleet Street and Empact Communities will provide free bike repairs (bring your own bike), Home Depot will host a kids’ seed planting activity, and KJLH Radio will provide music and giveaways.
The event and activities offered by the Healthy Active Long Beach Project are made possible thanks to a grant received from the USDA through the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch. The California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch is 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