In an effort to help children and their families lead healthier and more active lives, Fit Kids of Arizona is hosting its third installment of the “It’s All About Me!” series. This time, “It’s All About Nutrition!”
This free, fun-filled event is 4 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, at the old Flagstaff Middle School Gym, 755 N. Bonito St. (parking and entrance on the north side of the school). For more information, call 928 214-3537. This is an opportunity for families to engage in hands-on activities, cooking demonstrations, nutrition, education, games, giveaways and raffle prizes. Healthy snacks will be provided.
This is a free event for everyone. Families who attend can learn more about nutrition, food choices, grocery shopping tips, living healthy and the numerous resources that are available in Northern Arizona. Local restaurants and food stores will be there to discuss healthy eating and cooking ideas.
Businesses at the event include Fry’s Food Stores, Bashas’, Hi-Line Vending, MIX Salad Bar, Flame Broiler, Coconino County Public Health Services District (Arizona Nutrition Network) and more. Giveaways and fun items provided by Vora Financial; Shamrock Farms; Bed, Bath and Beyond; and New Frontiers Market.
Fit Kids of Arizona is a regional community health initiative developed by Northern Arizona Healthcare, with programs at Flagstaff Medical Center and Verde Valley Medical Center addressing, one of the largest healthcare concerns facing the U.S. today – childhood obesity. The clinical programs at each location assist children and their families in learning about healthy lifestyle choices while reducing the problems and illnesses associated with excess weight. The Fit Kids team also focuses on taking a preventive community approach to help families live healthier lives.
For more information on the Fit Kids of Arizona program, call 928 214-3537 or visit NAHealth.com/Our Services/FitKidsofArizona.
Starla Collins – Media Relations