During Food Week, organizers and residents will lead a series of free events across Richmond, including: Healthy cooking demos, farmer's markets, produce giveaways at elementary schools, nutrition education and information, and lunchtime Zumba classes.
On Saturday, October 24, residents who come to Nevin Street Plaza (between Marina Way & 13th Street) will be treated to a lineup of prominent speakers at 11 a.m., prizes and giveaways, a healthy food scavenger hunt, a Children's Zone, and community resources including opportunities to sign up for Cal- Fresh food assistance programs.
Plus, there will be a petting zoo for the kids!
It's vitally important to spread the message of healthy eating and exercise. More than one-third of children in Contra Costa County are overweight or obese, according to a 2011 county study, and many areas of Richmond and San Pablo are without grocery stores that stock affordable fresh fruits and vegetables, making it all the more important to work together to help us all improve local fresh food availability.