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March 12, 2013 > Alameda County schools celebrate National Nutrition Month

Alameda County schools celebrate National Nutrition Month

Submitted By Kristen Yasukawa

Alameda County Office of Education's Project EAT (Educate Act Thrive) celebrates National Nutrition Month in March with multiple events to fight childhood obesity and educate the community on how to make healthy eating choices. Events include "I got caught being healthy!" sticker campaigns and fruit and vegetable character visits at lunchtime; a student-led discussion on Twitter to share and inspire healthy habits among teens; and weekend activities for community members and families like the "Garden & Brunch" neighborhood walk and gardening day.

This year's Nutrition Month theme, "Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day," encourages people to make healthy choices that fit their lifestyle and tastes. As part of comprehensive health education programs and wellness campaigns, Project EAT's Nutrition Month events showcase healthy food options, fitness activities and wellness tools that can be tailored to fit the diverse needs and interests of the Alameda County community.

All Nutrition Month events are free and open to the community. For a complete listing and for more information, visit

Nutrition Month Events 2013:

Let's Walk! A Multi-City Walk for Health
Saturday, Mar 16,
9 a.m. - 12 noon
Practice healthy living with friends and family at a community-led neighborhood walk. Walks will begin at various locations throughout Hayward, San Lorenzo, San Leandro, Oakland and Livermore. Visit to find a walking group near you.
Featured walk: Garden & Brunch
10 a.m. - 1p.m.
16276 E. 14th Street, San Leandro
The Deputy Sheriffs'Activities League will host a neighborhood walk, pancake and oatmeal breakfast, and family activities including a gardening art project and raffle. For more information, contact or (510) 667-3285.

Healthful Twitter Party
Thursday, Mar 21
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Join the conversation on Twitter @ProjectEAT. Project EAT Health Alliance high school interns will encourage Alameda County teens to talk about health; share photos of healthy foods; swap healthy recipes; and how to stay healthy at school.

The Apple Pushers Film & Student Showcase
Saturday, Mar 23
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
San Leandro Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue
Watch "The Apple Pushers" documentary about bringing fresh foods to 'food deserts' in New York City. Discuss the film and our community's health challenges with a panel of experts. Enjoy photography from Chavez Middle School students and taste a recipe featuring fresh, leafy greens.

Family Health Fair at Cherryland Elementary
Thursday, Mar 28
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cherryland Elementary School, 585 Willow Avenue, Hayward
Bring the family to a fun and educational afternoon about health and fitness. Learn about healthy eating and cooking and participate in games and activities to promote physical fitness. Get information about dental and vision screening, blood pressure checks and other local health services.

For more information, visit

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