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Newsletter July – August 2015: First 5 San Diego and Vons Team Up to Show Families How to Eat Healthy

First 5 San Diego and Vons Team Up to Show Families How to Eat Healthy

  • First 5 San Diego and Vons executives joined together at Vons La Mesa on June 10th and talked to families about the importance of eating healthy.

First 5 San Diego was thrilled to celebrate national fruits and vegetables month with a healthy cooking event on June 10th at the local Vons grocery store in La Mesa. The event featured many different healthy cooking demonstrations for families looking to improve their children’s eating habits and Vons was happy to contribute with giveaways and other exciting activities for the kids.

“First 5 San Diego believes that partnering with businesses to help reach out to the community is a valuable resource and this event with Vons was a great way to help spread healthier eating habits and promote a better way of living,” said Kim Gallo, executive director of First 5 San Diego.

Parents were able to learn a variety of new healthy kid-friendly recipes that their children would actually enjoy eating and some new tips and tricks to help spice up home-cooked meals with healthy alternatives.

Together with Vons, First 5 San Diego has distributed over 100,000 fliers throughout the community, promoting healthy eating to help educate residents and inspire them to make a change in their families’ eating habits.

Some of the tips given at the event to promote healthier eating habits include:

  • Have regular family meals
  • Cook more meals at home
  • Get kids involved in the process
  • Make healthier snacks more available instead of junk food and empty calories
  • Limit portion sizes

For more information about healthy eating, visit the First 5 San Diego Healthy Start Website.

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