County of Los Angeles
DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
425 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, California 90020
Board of Supervisors MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS DON KNABE
Board of Supervisors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 9, 2009
CONTACT: Neil Zanville
DCFS Office of Public Affairs: (213) 351-5779
Day of Event: Michael Scoggins: (626) 818-6945
Pasadena families to learn healthy life style choices on December 10th.
Training to promote age-appropriate nutrition and physical activity information for families
WHAT: On Thursday, December 10th from 10 a.m. to noon, the Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Kinship Division and the City of Pasadena Public Health Department will sponsor a Community Wellness and Healthy Lifestyles special program for Twenty-five relative caregivers and their families who reside in or near Pasadena. A Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator from the Pasadena Public Health Department will offer a number of interactive activities and demonstrations on healthy food choices including: food tasting, understanding how to read nutritional labels, and raising awareness on the new food pyramid and nutritional standards released by the government. In exchange for caregivers' feedback to help develop further trainings, children and caregivers will be provided with gifts.
This is the first in a series of trainings scheduled monthly throughout the county through May. These seminars were developed in response to the passage of a new Board of Supervisor's Child Wellness Policy for the County to promote information on age appropriate nutrition and physical information to parents and caregivers.
WHO: Twenty Five Pasadena families, Los Angeles County Commission for Children and Families, The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Kinship Division, a Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator from the City of Pasadena Public Health Department
WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2009
10 a.m. - 12 noon
WHERE: St. Andrew Catholic Church-St. Vincent Hall, 140 Chestnut St., Pasadena, CA 91103