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Let's Move! West LA - Team Projects

Let's Move! collaborates: Business+Community supports Health & Fitness Fair

Our 4th year in this model Let's Move! style collaboration between school+community+business reps was the BIGGEST yet! Team members included New York Life Sr Agent, Ebrahim Rad -Teaching Wellnesses, Jeanne Kuntz ABC's of Kids Yoga, Teresa Anne Power and the energetic Bibimbap Backpackers helped attendees learn about preparing Korea's healthy delicious Bibimbap sample bowls. Organized by Member Kerri Eich-Reiners (since May 2012), she not only teaches classes, serves as Director but counsels the 400+ student enrolled in University High School -  School of Health & Environmental Sciences. This LAUSD innovation or 'school within a school' approach allows students a path to focus their studies in health & environmental careers & advanced learning options. Event coverage at:  https://goo.gl/photos/Z2y9jWsMdQdQshy36

The annual Health & Fitness Fair is the 'major class project' where students work in groups to showcase their learning accomplishments before the community, parents & importantly to themselves. Using ingredients from their student - maintained campus garden or 'Food Forest' as it's known, students learn crop science, nutrition, meal planning & service.  Fitness inspiration at the Fair is provided by students in the dance classes. To support & show appreciation for hard-working students, Let's Move! WLA recruits health-oriented business vendors that display products & services along side student displays.

It's a Great family FUN event filled with sharing, smiling faces and it's getting bigger every year!


Let's Move! at UCLA: fest teaches event planning, comunity service

Advanced UCLA students studying in healthcare & medical sciences comprise the UCLA Black Pre-Health Organization. In their annual outreach-service project they learn planning, logistics & production for community health events. Their 2016 Youth Health Festival had an active-learning theme for the especially bright 5th graders from LAUSD's Tom Bradley Global Awareness Magnet School.  As co-sponsors we value the collaborative spirit evident, as older students mentored their young guests. The lush UCLA Sunset Canyon Rec Center was a pristine natural setting for outdoor workshop sessions. During 'Freetime' there was sand volleyball, a bouncer, a lush soccer & touch football field. The bright 5th graders were rewarded with prizes, colorful T-Shirts andhealthy servings of Subway sandwich meals, fruit snacks to keep the motors fueled!  Assisting this fitness - nutrition - wellness learning success, was our Olympian, Althea Moses and reps from Watts Health Center - student trainers in UCLA's Sound Body Sound Mind program + other UCLA resources. The hard-working BPHO Leadership (Sarah Marie Stauffer, Chair pictured below with her committee) are to be applauded for studious planning & production of a FUN-filled wellness experience the 5th graders will no doubt 'chatter' about for many, many days to come.




Let's Move! global: International Kids Yoga Day Long Beach Team

Veteran Team Lead/Official Yoga Ambassador, LaTasha Lyons (Coor.FunFIT CA) was assisted by LM! Volunteer Michelle Fonke, Princess Kareema Anderson (Director, Princess Feet Dance Academy) & staff at Carousel PreSchool   The children were excitedly & visibly empowered by the basic 5-min. Yoga routine followed by a coloring session with materials created by Member/Children's Yoga Specialist Teresa Anne Power. Globally Teresa's Kids Yoga Day involved 25,000+ kids from Malaysia  - South Africa - Thailand - Peru - Denmark - Spain - Guam in 21 nations.  In the USA in Alabama - North Carolina - New York - Pennsylvania - Florida - Ohio - Montana - Oregon - Arizona and 46 States. Teresa's Yoga Ambassadors led groups in classrooms, PE classes, childcare centers, fitness centers, yoga studios, parks, homes & JOYOUSLY joined in celebration.  It was a 'magical connection' for this 1st-time global fitness experience. Thanks Team Members for making this a wonderfully successful project: More info at http://kidsyogaday.com/...



Let's Move! WLA offers Kids Yoga + Kids Nutrition info for families



Great packed event for our special training for Kids Yoga Day + Kids Nutrition. Teresa Anne Power, Children's Yoga Specialist & Author had us all moving with 2 Yoga mini-sessions.  Dietetic Interns, Amylee Amos, Dina Bennissan & Eliot Kwon led the nutrition training & explained how excessive sugar becomes FAT in our bodies.  Thanks to Whole Foods 

for healthy snacks.  More picts on our Facebook page...

4th annual meeting Welcomes UCLA/KP Center For Health Equity

December 16th we were proud to welcome Dr. Alison Herrmann, PhD who discussed her 10yrs as Associate Director, UCLA/Kaiser Permanente Center For Health Equity; Assistant Director, UCLA Station of National Cancer Prevention Network and Research Investigator at UCLA Healthy By Default REACH program. She described research being conducted with First Lady Michelle Obama's Partnership For A Healthier AmericaDr. Herrmann gave a 'refresher' on the basics of disciplined research so vital to community health planning.  Her Equity Center's research & solution-building activity connects nationally with 100's of community groups and their grant programs are listed on her website (link above).  She was inspiring as she described a range of projects such as integrating Health Awareness into projects sponsored by the City of Stockton. And a local project with Korean Churches to upgrade healthy dietary choices for seniors. Keep following us here & 'like' us on Facebook

obesity Awareness event: Culver City & Connections For Children

Activist Nutritionist/PE Mgr. PhiVan Ha (Connections For Children) was able to build a project team that included Meghan Sahli-Wells of Culver City's City Council & Rev Leonardo Wilborn of Culver Palms United Methodist Church pictured together bottom right. The result was a HI-performance National Obesity Awareness Month event that rocked kids & adults alike!  The gathering at Connections was packed with all engaged in active presentations by Choose Health LA, Nutrifit's Chef Jackie Keller; a S Monica Dojo - International Shotokan Karate Federation, FunFIT CA's LaTasha Lyons, ABC's Yoga For Kids', Teresa Anne Powers; Christina Tanios, Holistic Specialist Culver Palms YMCA. The event was moving & everyone moved with it! 

2015 World games Team Leadership: Ingrid Cheng, Co-Founder - Let's Move! WLA

(click for coverage picts of LA's Special Olympics World Games) Ingrid Cheng has been a consistent Leader-Yoga Teacher for our growing 'collaborative' health awareness movement.  Her summer project showcased our Lululemon Prep Team (click for photos), as she recruited support from retailer LuluLemon Athletica Brentwood, and health food snack-makers Raw5 Energy Circles & JustCHILL beverages.  We Thank them & all who participated in promoting Special Olympics FUN, especially our own Olympian, Althea Moses!


Let's Move! WLA & LA Community Garden Council: la marathon Team

Teague Weybright is a Master Gardener & Past President - Los Angeles Community Garden Council.  Since late 1990's, LACGC has helped plan, develop, form 1000's of community/school gardens across LA County.  An avid runner, Teague organized our 2015 LA Marathon Water Team. Let's Move! Events

Team members, Lise & Anne Skovbo with Jayne Pan (from UCLA) and Michele Fonke, a nutritionist from Cameroon, West Africa helped water+encourage the 20,000+ runners at our Brentwood Mile 23 station!

Let's Move! Fitness break: MOA Wellness 5th ANNIVERSARY event

Opening day was in 2010, for popular Japan-based Mokichi Okada Association Center USA (MOA Wellness).

It is the only Westside program that includes farm fresh fruits &

vegetables grown naturally on their own Fresno farm since '99.

This special center involves Art & Art Appreciation sessions - centuries-old Energy Healing Therapy as the central core of the global organization's work.  Thanks to OlympianAlthea Moses for leading a packed room of celebrants in a REfreshing Fitness Break. Happy 5th Anniversary  MOA Wellness & Thanks for supporting Let's Move West LA!!!ir services. 

Let's Move! Ambassadors: heavenly vision church/community health fair

This is a sustaining faith-based project that is actively growing.  Sunday morning at Heavenly Vision Church, what better time to connect with families & promote the growing array of options to UPgrade patterns of fitness - nutrition - wellness. Lead Team SuperMOM, FunFIT CA Trainer, Banking Administrator, LaTasha Lyons, Husband Mike & their 3 kids put together a welcoming & dancing wellness experience. Excellent support from The Olympian, Althea Moses:  CLICK for picts link


Let's Move! Project: Motor Ave Farmers Mkt in Palms

CLICK for photos Our Farmers Market Wellness Fairs brought together MOA Wellness Center+Westside Family YMCA at the Palms neighborhood Motor Ave Farmers Market.  Our Team has included D-FORCE for Life's Rufus DorseyHeal One World's Vivacious Yoga Teacher, De Jur Jones and Olympic Gold MedalistAlthea Moses, ABC Yoga For Kids Teresa Anne Power. With fitness breaks & personal coaching to 'enhance the shoppers experience'. We'll start planning the 2015 schedule soon...

Let's Move! Ambassadors: Latasha+Rufus at Head Start Day

CLICK for photos. The Children's Institute Incorporated operates 25 Head Start Centers in LA's poorest neighborhoods.  At this community-wide event, Lead Team/SUPER Mom LaTasha Lyons with D-FORCE Trainer, Rufus Dorsey produced wide smiles among children, parents, staff and community members in an exhilarating workout session that left everyone wanting more & more. A return to Head Start is in the plans...

Let's Move! ambassadors: Long Beach projects

CLICK for CSU Let's Move! Clinic picts -  Project #1: A class project for CSU-LB undergrads in Recreation Admin. The students set up a Let's Move! challenge in 10 areas of fitness - nutrition - wellness. They welcomed 100+ youth K-12 for an active experience on campus.  Project#2: Invited to join the 93rd Annual Sandcastle Contest with 10,000+ beach spectators.  Great to see so many who cheered our huge 'Let's Move! logo'. Click for Sand Castle picts &  Thanks to Lead Teamer, LaTasha Lyons for these Super Summer Experiences...


Collaboration of health advocates + neighbors + businesses promoting wellness UPgrades in Westside Los Angeles.

Mrs. Obama on Let's Move! - 2010


Chef Jackie's Healthy/Quick recipe

Let's Move! West LA Co-Founder, Celebrity Chef Jackie Keller pictured at her Westside Family YMCA class. She's an Executive Chef grad of Le Cordon Bleu (Paris) with a Business degree from USC and State of CA Board-certified as Health & Wellness Counseling following training at UCLA. A dynamic health business visionary Chef Jackie is past-President of the LA Chapter of the Women Presidents Organization. Counting a number of A-List celebrities as long-term clients, Chef Jackie is President/Co-Founder of NutriFit, a healthy meal delivery service for home or office since 1985.

Multi-Bean Vegetarian Chili Servings:8 - Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients 2 cups black beans, cooked

1/4 cup chiles, green• or jalapeno, diced (optional)

1 cup corn kernels

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped

1 cup lentils, sorted and rinsed, uncooked

NutriFit Calypso Salt Free Spice Blend

1 cup onion, chopped red beans, cooked

5 medium tomatoes, chopped

Directions - Note: For each teaspoon of the Calypso Spice Blend, you may substitute: 1/2 tsp. ground chiles, 1/4 tsp. ground cumin, 1/8 tsp. black pepper and 1/8 tsp. garlic powder.

1. Heat a lg. pot sprayed with olive oil cooking spray over med heat, add the onions, bell peppers & garlic to cook until the onion is translucent, but not brown. Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce heat, & simmer not less than 30 min - up to 2 hrs covered. Longer cooking time yields more flavorful results. After 30 min, check for seasoning and add more Calypso or cayenne  to taste. Great the next day and freezes well.

Nutritional Facts Calories: 270 - Carbs: 69.88 - Cholesterol: O% - Calories 3 From Fat:

Dietary Fiber: 13.35 Sodium: 300

Total Fat: 1.25 - Protein.• • 25.24

Chef Jackie says, "I'm available to Let's Move! members for consultations on Nutrition & Wellness ideas & planning.  Call me at  310.473.1989" Thank You!

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Let's Move! WLA Health&Fitness Fair Guide

Let's Move! WLA Obesity Awareness Guide

Dr. Toni Yancey, MD, MPH (1957 - 2013)

Adapted Physical Ed - Beverley Vigil

Bicycle Services - Freddie & Norma

Childcare Services - Sharlout Golbari

Children's Yoga Training - Teresa Anne Power

Child Family Nutrition - Choose Health Kids LA

Contemporary Line Dance - Dianne Isaacs

Designing Programs - Dr. Stephen Loy, PhD

Community Gardening - Teague Weybright

Diabetes Management - Rufus Dorsey

Educational Materials - Natalie Lawson

Financial Wellness - Ebrahim Rad

Fitness TV Cable Access - John King

Fitness Walk Groups - LaTasha Lyons

Group Dance Fitness - June Caldwell

Group Movement Training - Ilaan Mazzini

Health Career Support - UCLA/BHPO Students

Healthy Lifestyle Programs - Michelle Dodson

Health & Environmental Studies - Coach Eich

Integrative Health Services - Ron Kato

LA City Health Plan - Neighborhood Guide

LA City Services - Len Nguyen

LA County Child Health - Eloisa Gonzalez, MD

Motor Ave Farmers Market Evelin Tamayo 

Nutrition & Cooking DEMO- Chef Jackie Keller

Korean Nutrition DEMO - Minhee Kim

Olympic Gold Medalist - Althea Moses

Organic Baby Foods - Anne

School Gardening - Claire DeGard

Soccer Clinic - Jose Molina (310 581 3772)

Weight Management - Luis Aberto Aracena

Wellness Training - Jeanne Kuntz

Yoga Personal/Group Training - Ingrid Cheng

Urban Gardening - Alix Acuentino

Zumba Cultural Dance - Gisella Ferreira

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