Family Fun Nights
Project Budget: $6,000
City of Santa Fe Springs
The City of Santa Fe Springs has held a Family Fun Night once per year to advocate for a healthier lifestyle for our community residents. The focus of this event has been in conjunction with one of the school districts in our city, Los Nietos School District, and their health initiative, Healthy Los Nietos.
The goal of our project is to hold a second Family Fun Night during the year and incorporate the other school district in our city, Little Lake School School District. As of 2014, the obesity rate within the city was 37.6% – a significant increase over the LA County rate of obesity.
With this in mind, we feel that it is critical to educate as many students and their families as possible in order to help them make healthier choices. All students at Jersey Avenue Elementary School will be invited to attend with their family members. We average about 250 participants for this program, so we anticipate that 250 family members will attend the second Family Fun Night.
The event includes a cooking demonstration, healthy snacks, a balanced dinner and physical activity for everyone. Families are encouraged to visit all 10-15 activity stations which include information on a variety of physical activities. The event will be held at the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center.