So Delicious Dairy Free is sponsoring Family Day in the Park tomorrow for residents of our local community in Eugene/Springfield, Oregon. The event will feature a free yoga session, samples of locally made food and treats, kids activities and free face painting. While there is no charge for admission, we are suggesting a donation of five dollars to benefit the organization Healthy Moves.
Healthy Moves is a nonprofit organization bringing movement, fitness and fun to elementary students. Due to school budget cuts, many physical education programs have been eliminated. Healthy Moves trainers work with students and their teacher to demonstrate fitness activities and provide a model for the teacher to use in future PE classes. Healthy Moves provides fitness formats that can be used by all teachers of grades one through five.
Physical activity supports healthy social, cognitive, and physical development in children. National experts recommend that elementary-age children get 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day. Yet, research shows that children are failing to reach even minimal benchmarks for age-appropriate physical activity. Among kids that are age 6-11, 13 percent are now obese, and this unhealthy number has been increasing.
Healthy Moves for Kids provides fun ways for kids to get the physical activity that they need to be healthy.
Special thanks to our co-sponsors for making this local Eugene event possible! Market of Choice, LivBar, Toby’s, Genesis Organic Juice and the Lane County Coalition for Healthy Active Youth.
The first 50 visitors to Family Day will receive a yoga towel and a jump rope kit. Please join us for this fantastic community event.