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.
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
Dillon Lane, singer and actor
Cymphonique, recording artist
Master P, recording artist
Sunday, October 2, 2011
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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.