Health Festival Puts the Fun in Fitness and Nutrition for 5,000 Kids and Families

LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program, the Mexican Consulate, Chivas USA and the Network for a Healthy California host event for LA’s BEST students and families

October 2, 2011

The LA’s BEST Family Health Festival was designed to promote the importance of getting fit and eating well among children and families served by the LA’s BEST after school program.  This free festival is a fun-filled event with a variety of hands-on activities that delight and inform participants; including healthy snack-making booths, physical fitness activities, arts and crafts booths, nutrition education demonstrations, and dental and medical screenings.  There will be special performances by young stars such as Janelle Ortiz of the Disney film Prom, Dillon Lane, star of Nickelodeon’s “Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures,” and Cymphonique, star of Nickelodeon’s upcoming series “How to Rock.”  Also appearing is recording artist Master P.

The Festival is a signature event of BEST Fit, a culturally-relevant  health and fitness program of LA’s BEST. The goal of BEST Fit is to provide fun and innovative opportunities for children and their families to develop healthy eating habits, make physical activity a daily part of their lives, and encourage them to be advocates for a healthy future. 


WHO

5,000 LA’s BEST students and families

Carla Sanger, LA’s BEST President & CEO

Antonio Cué, Owner Operator and President, Chivas USA

David Figueroa Ortega, Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles

Janelle Ortiz, actress

 

PERFORMANCES BY

Dillon Lane, singer and actor

Cymphonique, recording artist

Master P, recording artist

 

WHEN

Sunday, October 2, 2011

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

WHERE

Home Depot Center

18400 Avalon Boulevard

Carson, CA 90746

Media parking: Parking Lot 18

 

 

About LA’s BEST

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 186 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school - at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA’s BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. For more information, please visit www.lasbest.org.

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