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Community Event Helps Build Awareness of Health

San Joaquin County Public Health Services will hold a FREE COUNTY HEALTH FORUM featuring the original FREEDOM WRITER, MANNY SCOTT, celebrity CHEF NIKKI SHAW (celebrity chef for NBA!) and YOUR PRODUCE MANY of Good Day Sacramento.

Event date: 5/17/2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Export event

The entire family will enjoy FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS and  a sit-down FREE LUNCH while enjoying motivational message and learning about practical tips on how to purchase, prepare and eat nutritional food.  Tips on buying fresh fruits and vegetables and how to store them are all a part of the "Eat Smart, Move More" Nutrition Education and Obesity prevention message.  Each registrant will participate in food tastings and enjoy area high school teams smoothie competition samples.  Each will also  take home a healthy goodie bag filled with a pedometer and other health items plus a hula hoop for fun exercises.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services’ “Eat Smart, Move More” Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program will hold a free, fun and educational Community Health Forum on Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. The purpose of this event, “Connecting the Community for a Healthier Tomorrow,” is to increase awareness related to the importance of eating and drinking healthy, nutritious foods and living physically active lives. The goal is to empower participants to make positive changes and choices that create healthier environments for themselves, their families and the community.


We have planned a fun-filled day of outstanding speakers, healthy food, and physical activity demonstrations! A Youth Smoothie Contest will give local high school students the opportunity to create and submit a healthy smoothie recipe that, if selected as a finalist, will be sampled and voted on by the audience. In addition, we will have health screenings, health information, and health insurance enrollment assistors.

REGISTRATION

This community health forum is free to the public, but pre-registration is required  or call 209-468-8637 by May 9, 2014.

WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014 • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: STOCKTON MEMORIAL CIVIC AUDITORIUM
525 N. CENTER STREET
STOCKTON, CA 95202
WHO: San Joaquin County Public Health Services’ Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program is pleased to present these well-known, motivational guest speakers and educators:

•  Manny Scott, an original Freedom Writer - whose message aims to motivate participants to take action and make changes in their communities to improve their health and the health of their families.
•  Michael Marks, Your Produce Man from Good-Day Sacramento - who makes it fun to learn about produce and offers practical ways to shop for, prepare and store fresh vegetables.
•  Nikki Shaw, Celebrity Chef - will conduct a healthy cooking demonstration and give practical tips on making healthy changes for the individual, family, and community.
•  Local trainer (TBA) – will provide physical activity demonstrations that will be exciting and educational for all!

Research indicates that while low-income individuals often lack knowledge and resources on how to make healthy changes in their households, they have a strong desire to receive education on such information. The May 17th San Joaquin County Community Health Forum, “Connecting the Community for a Healthier Tomorrow,” is designed to help improve the health of local, low-income families who are at a greater risk for obesity and other serious health problems like type - 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain types of cancer.

This program celebrates and promotes healthy food, families, positive changes and choices for a healthier lifestyle, while providing information and raising awareness of ways to reduce obesity and other chronic diseases in children and adults. VISUALS: Activities include:

•  Well-known, motivational guest speakers and educators

•  Taste testing and HEALTHY recipes
•  Physical activity demonstrations
•  Information booths about community agencies and resources that support healthy eating & active living
•  Health screenings

•  Health insurance enrollment assistors

Register today!

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