The Junior League of Long Beach, in partnership with the Long Beach Health Department’s Healthy Active Long Beach program, will host its 12TH ANNUAL KIDS IN THE KITCHEN healthy eating and exercise fair on March 11, 2017! This fun and educational event will be held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
Building on the success of previous years, we hope to host about 1,500 children and their families and enjoy more than 30 interactive and informational booths related to health, fitness and nutritious food. Professional chefs will give away snacks, young performers will provide live entertainment, fitness demonstrations, hands-on activities and more will be had at this FREE event.
We need help from the community to continue to grow this event and reach more families in need! We are currently seeking local organizations, businesses and individuals who are interested in bringing an interactive booth to this event or becoming one of our event sponsors. Also, we are always looking for community volunteers and donations for our raffles and goody bags.
We are so grateful to everyone who has helped make this event a Long Beach tradition for the past 12 years.
Healthy Active Long Beach
JLLB has partnered with the City of Long Beach’s Health and Human Services and their Healthy Active Long Beach program to increase outreach and impact of Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen program. March 13, 2011, marked the first partner event with the two entities at MLK park downtown.
Healthy Active Long Beach was instrumental to the expansion of our Kids in the Kitchen program, which in 2012 provided education on the importance of healthy eating and exercise to more than 1,100 children and their families. The 2012 event included a mobile dental screening unit, a peace garden, cereal limbo, veggie bowling, an obstacle course activity run by Long Beach Parks & Recreation, and much more. There was also a mobile CalFresh (Mobile Food Stamp Unit) on-site to promote enrollment.