PRESS RELEASE

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

6/8/2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:060817
Subject:
Healthy Active Long Beach Challenges Youth to Get Sixty Minutes a Day of Active Play All Summer Long
The community is invited to the free ‘Power Up Your Summer’ event on Saturday, June 10 at Chittick Field Park
Contact:
Lara Turnball
Department of Health and Human Services
562.570.4364
Lara.Turnbull@longbeach.gov




The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Healthy Active Long Beach Program invites the community to attend the 2017 “Power Up Your Summer” kick-off event on Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Chittick Field Park, 1900 Walnut Ave.

This free event kicks off the Power Up Your Summer challenge to encourage kids and their families to get at least 60 minutes of active play every day and eat more fruits and vegetables all summer long. 

The event will bring together partners from multiple City Departments as well as many other community programs.
Attendees will receive health and nutrition information, as well as sample recipes that feature seasonal fruits and vegetables, and will be able to participate in multiple physical activity opportunities including;

  • Skateboarding
  • Zumba
  • Bike Education
  • Gold Sprint Challenges, a giant obstacle course
  • Yoga
After the event, the DHHS’s Healthy Active Long Beach Program in collaboration with Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will host free “pop-up” events to help kids stay active throughout the summer months. To find a schedule of pop up events, please visit @HealthyActiveLongBeach on Facebook, or got to www.longbeach.gov/health/halb.

The event and activities offered by the Healthy Active Long Beach Program are made possible thanks to a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant through the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch. 

For information about how to keep kids active all summer long, healthy recipes and tips, visit www.CaChampionsForChange.net.

For more information about Healthy Active Long Beach, please email healthyactivelb@longbeach.gov, visit www.longbeach.gov/health/halb, or “Like” us on Facebook.

About Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
The mission of the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is to improve quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to live, work and play. Long Beach Health is one of only three city-run health departments in California, which allows for better engagement with residents, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and fosters a greater understanding of the City's strengths. For more information, visit us at www.longbeach.gov/health, "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.