Health, Recreation, & Nutrition Fairs
KRV Family Resource Center, Kern River Valley Collaborative, Kern Valley Healthcare District, and Kernville Union School District sponsor 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 will be held on May 21, 2013, from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at Kern Valley Hospital. The Spring Health Fair will feature 50+ information booths, free or low-cost health screenings, depression/stress tests, and Harvest of the Month taste testing. Contact Anna Leon at 760.379.5257, ext. 24 for more information.
The Senior Summer Health and Information Faire will be held in September 2013. Stay tuned for more information!
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 7th Annual Nutrition Olympics was held on September 26, 2012 at Woodrow Wallace After School Program. Each year Nutrition Olympic events feature fruits and vegetables. This year's events include the apple toss, cucumber/eggplant javelin throw, lemon-lime relay race, coconut bowling, fruit & veggie face painting, and fruit & veggie taste testing. Each participant can earn an Olympic medal just by visiting five events! 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.
3rd Annual Nutrition Olympics
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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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