- Author: Nancy Zumkeller
- Editor: Emily Harris
September 15th was a busy evening on the Lowell Elementary School campus. Over 100 members of the Lowell community gathered in the cafeteria for a healthy dinner, raffle prizes and most importantly, information on how to take steps towards living a healthier and more active lifestyle.
UC CalFresh staff Christopher DeLeon, Austin Cantrell and Consuelo Cid are ready to share healthy tips with the Lowell community.
Community agencies such as Cultiva La Salud, Fresno County Public Health Department and the City of Fresno joined UC CalFresh to share information, ranging from fruit and vegetable consumption to who to contact for safety concerns in the community.
A collaborative effort between many agencies working to build a healthier Lowell community.
This gathering allowed neighbors to gather in order to establish a sense of community. The students at Lowell Elementary will eventually feed into nearby Roosevelt High School. Over 20 Roosevelt seniors from the Health Academy Pathway program were on campus to volunteer at the event. Their duties included set up, registration, greeting those in attendance, child care assistance, and dressing as a fruit or vegetable! Many of these students attended Lowell Elementary School and enjoyed giving back to the community.
Consuelo Cid and Pete the MyPlate Superhero are ready to talk about healthy habits!
This no-cost event was a wonderful example of what can happen when community agencies collaborate and work towards a common goal of building a healthier community in Fresno.