Over the weekend, more than 850 residents participated in the Activate Anaheim 'Community Cookout and Fitness Fair' at Edison Park. The family event included healthy activities including a walk-a-thon, jazzercise demos, dance performances and more. All activities during the event focused on healthy living.
Disneyland Resort featured a large array of nutritious foods at the family cookout. Disney's Chef Martha Sigala was available to autograph DVD's that included her soup recipe and healthy cooking tips.
"What made this event so special is that residents themselves took the lead on planning the entire event," said Javier Gonzalez, Healthy Communities Director for the Anaheim Family YMCA. "Working alongside our Activate Anaheim partners, the community came together to share the importance of healthy living."
Saturday's event also kicked off Activate Anaheim’s new three-year initiative called “Healthy Eating Active Living” (H.E.A.L.), made possible through major support from Kaiser Permanente. The project will engage local residents and organizations in identifying and creating changes that will help make healthy eating and active living a daily part of life.
The Activate Anaheim coalition is led by the Anaheim Family YMCA, and includes Disneyland Resort, City of Anaheim, Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim City School District, Anaheim Union High School District, Northgate Market, and other local organizations.