Los Angeles, CA, July 14, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Who: Cooking with Gabby, California State Assembly Member Holly Mitchell
What: Christmas-in-July is a free carnival of activities focusing on fun and fitness, health, education and literacy. There will be giveaways and Christmas gifts for low-income families from across the 47th Assembly District.
In addition to being treated to Christmas gifts and other festivities children and their families will be entertained by Cooking With Gabby who will be preparing “Gabbylicious Water” during 2 interactive cooking classes. These classes are aimed at teaching children and their parent’s not only how to prepare food, but also the history behind the foods used and the nutritional value of each ingredient. Cooking With Gabby will also be distributing 200 bags of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, recipes, and coloring sheets to the participants.
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00PM
Where: Kenneth Hahn State Park
4100 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
Why: Far too often, inner city communities are overlooked when it comes to healthy food choices, preparing healthy & nutritious meals, and the importance of physical activity due to a lack of education and resources. We must educate and raise public awareness about the importance of nutrition for residents in lower income areas. Unless we all work to bring healthy alternatives such as fresh fruit, vegetables, and physical activity programs to children ages pre-school and above we will continue to see an increase in youth obesity and type II diabetes in our youth.
About Cooking With Gabby
Our mission is to eliminate hunger as well as unhealthful lifestyles that result in obesity and associated diseases; like diabetes and heart disease by giving kids, their families and communities the tools to make healthy choices.
Cooking with Gabby is dedicated to improving the health of children from birth, in their communities, homes and schools utilizing our E.A.T philosophy or Education, Activity and Total Health. Our goals are to ensure that no child goes hungry; to reduce the prevalence of obesity and the life limiting disparities that are critically impacting our children today; and to provide healthy food alternatives to children everywhere.
Cooking With Gabby®. is a 501c (3) non-profit organization founded in 2006 by Steven and Lisa Vasquez. For more information, please contact Steven Vasquez, Jr. at 202-403-4757 or SVJ@cookingwithgabby.com. or visit www.CookingWithGabby.org.