City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM: 030816
Community Invited to the 11th Annual Kids in the Kitchen Event at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on Saturday, March 12
Susan Price

The community is invited to attend the 11th Annual Kids in the Kitchen event on Saturday, March 12, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, 1950 Lemon Ave., Long Beach. The free event is sponsored by the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) Healthy Active Long Beach Program and the Junior League Long Beach (JLLB).

“This very important community event offers families an excellent opportunity to come together and have fun, and learn about health and wellness,” said Mayor Robert Garcia.

The theme of this year’s event is “Make a Great Plate!” and, in that spirit, attendees can sample healthy recipes, have fun at the many educational games and interactive resource booths, and participate in multiple recreation opportunities.

The event brings together many city and community programs to provide free skill-building activities designed to empower people to decrease the risk for obesity and related chronic diseases. New to this year’s exciting lineup will be a special concert by the popular local band Jelly of the Month Club.

For more information about Healthy Active Long Beach, please email or visit

The Healthy Active Long Beach Program is made possible thanks to a grant received from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) SNAP-Ed (CalFresh) program through the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For CalFresh information, call 877.847.3663. For important nutrition information, visit