Health, Recreation, & Nutrition Fairs


KRV Family Resource Center, Kern River Valley Collaborative, Kern Valley Healthcare District, and Kernville Union School District sponsor and attend many health fairs throughout Kern River Valley, such as the Annual Nutrition Olympics, the Spring Health Fair, and the Senior Summer Health and Information Faire.

The Annual Spring Health Fair was held in May 2014 at Kern Valley Hospital. The Spring Health Fair featured information booths, free or low-cost health screenings, depression/stress tests, Rethink Your Drink nutrition education, and Harvest of the Month taste testing.

The Senior Summer Health and Information Faire will be held in September 2014. Contact Anna Leon at 760.379.5257, ext. 24 for more information.

The 1st Annual Wallace Middle School Colt Color Crush Run was held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Students and adults ran, walked, or skipped their way to health in this "colorful" 5K. Participants were splashed with the vibrant colors of MyPlate as they checked-in and were met with delicious fruit and veggie sampling once they arrived back on campus. Let the Wallace Middle School students show you how to become healthy. Click on the link below for photos from the happiest 5K on the planet!

Colt Color Crush MyPlate 5K Collage

The Nutrition Olympics is a fun-filled nutrition education event that reinforces the importance of physical activty and eating fruits and vegetables through various games, activities, and taste-testing opportunities.

The 9th Annual Nutrition Olympics was held on September 24, 2014 at Woodrow Wallace After School Program. Each year Nutrition Olympic events feature fruits and vegetables. Participants were able to try their skills at coconut bowling, apple toss, cucumber/eggplant javelin throw, lemon-lime racee, fruit & veggie face painting, and fruit & veggie taste testing. The Nutrition Olympics are held for all Kern Valley kids ages 5-15 years. 

Check out scenes from past Nutrition Olympics as well as artwork from the HOPE After School Programs.

1st Annual Nutrition Olympics

2nd Annual Nutrition Olympics

Nutrition Olympic Art

3rd Annual Nutrition Olympics

Nutrition Posters October 2007

4th Annual Nutrition Olympic Art

4th Annual Nutrition Olympics 

5th Annual Nutrition Olympic Art

5th Annual Nutrition Olympics 2010 

6th Annual Nutrition Olympics 2011

First 5 California Hands On Health Express March 2012

7th Annual Nutrition Olympics 2012

8th Annual Nutrition Olympics 2013

9th Annual Nutrition Olympics 2014

 

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Nutrition fairs and events are funded in part by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information,  call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.cachampionsforchange.net.

  

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