- Author: Mary Grace Hallare
- Contributor: Nath Say
- Editor: Emily Harris
UC CalFresh Fresno County has a long standing partnership with the Fresno State Dietetic Internship Program. This blog post is part of our Intern Reflections Series.
The Carnaval Children's Festival, held at the Mosqueda Community Center on September 19th, offered family fun and entertainment with bounce houses, wildlife exhibits, and swimming pool games. Families visited colorful booths that offered a wealth of information about their community and a handful of freebies.
Children enjoyed getting physically active in the bounce houses!
So many great vendor booths to visit!
The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program joined in the event and set up their own booth to promote the importance of milk and calcium-rich food consumption.
UC CalFresh's "Milk is for Me" workshop display
Different models of milk—whole to fat-free—were displayed to reveal their fat content along with other interesting hands-on visuals. Many parents were amazed to discover the amount of fat they were consuming on a daily basis. They were also surprised as they felt the actual weight of both one pound and five pounds of fat. Most importantly, they learned the pivotal role of calcium in bone health.
We would like to extend a special thank you to Parks and Recreation, the City of Fresno, Fresno Unified School District, and PG&E for sponsoring yet another awesome community event for the city of Fresno!