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2016 workshop sESSION - Childhood obesity Awareness, Culver City

(Note: click hyper-links to schedule any of our resource leaders for Your meeting!) For National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month our Project Team Included Michele Fonke, Alicia Hauser, Choose Health LA KidsLatasha Lyons, Coordinator FunFIT CA; Anet Piridzhanyan of Choose Health LA Kids, a project of LA County Department of Public Health & First 5 LA. Adults/Kids.  The attendees parents & kids were ushered through a series of FUN mini-workshops for Hands-on Cooking DEMO by Chef Jackie Keller, Co-Founder/President of NutriFIT LLC - Yoga by Ingrid Cheng UPdated; NEW Wellness Games by Jeanne Kuntz, Teaching Wellness - Healthy City Planning by Council Member/Bike Advocate, Meghan Sahli-Wells. Another great community wellness experience by your Team members... 


Let's Move! WLA offers FREE Yoga - celebrates International Day of yoga

The United Nations has never had a unanimous agreement on anything until Prime Minister Modi of India introduced his resolution to the World Body (193 Member Nations) for a Global Declaration for Annual International Day of Yoga. Let's Move! West LA Co-Founder & Yoga Teacher Ingrid Cheng helped organize a Team of Yoga Teachers to offer FREE Yoga at Motor Ave Farmers Market at their weekly Sunday venue in Palms as our part in this global Yoga Connection. Much Thanks to Events Team Member, Michele Fonke & volunteer Teachers, Laura Fuller, Zara Bennett & Rebecca Klinger. The spirit of Peace & Harmony radiated throughout Motor Ave Farmers Market and in the spirit of us all!

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

Our 4th year in this model Let's Move! style collaboration between school+community+business 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 (since May 2012)/Master LAUSD Teacher Kerri Eich-Reiners, 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

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! 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! 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 students in Recreation Admin. The class 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 Long Beach Sandcastle Contest with 10,000+ 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 reports - 2016


Let's Move! West LA Supporters

University High School - Health & Fitness Fair

 Councilman Mike Bonin & Sr Deputy Len Nguyen

      SPONSOR - MOA Wellness Center - USA 


Chef Jackie's Healthy/Quick recipe

Let's Move! West LA Co-Founder, Celebrity Chef Jackie Keller is an Executive Chef grad of Le Cordon Bleu (Paris). She has USC business degree & following training at UCLA she obtained State of CA Board-certification in Health & Wellness Counseling. A dynamic health-business visionary, Chef Jackie is past-President of the LA Chapter of the Women Presidents Organization. With A-List Celebrities as clients, in 1985 Chef Jackie formed NutriFIT, a healthy meal-delivery service for people-on-the-GO.

Stir Fried Turkey in Lettuce Cups

Servings: 6 Serving - Size: 5 oz. Chicken mixture

1 ½ lb. turkey breast meat

¼ cup dried shiitake mushrooms

1 tbsp. cornstarch

2 tbsp. dry sherry

½ tsp. pepper

1 tbsp. canola oil

1 tbsp. ginger, peeled and finely chopped

2 clove garlic, finely minced

2 ea. scallion, chopped

½ cup water chestnuts, chopped

½ cup bamboo shoots

½ cup bok choy

½ tsp. sesame oil

12 ea. lettuce leaves

1.Soak mushrooms in bowl of hot water for 10 min. Stir to release sand, let stand in water for another 20 min. Drain - Cut & discard stems, slice the caps thinly, set aside. Cut the turkey breast into very thin strips, set aside.

2. Mix cornstarch & sherry in bowl. Add turkey, let marinate 15+ min. Prepare lettuce cups - leaves should hold mixture centered like a flower.

3. Heat wok over high heat. Add 1 tbsp. of canola oil - stir fry the turkey 2-3 minutes. Remove meat from pan. Add remaining oil, the ginger, garlic, scallions, water chestnuts, bok choy and bamboo shoots - stir fry 2 min. Add mushrooms, toss in turkey, fry until heated thru. Remove skillet from heat, stir in soy sauce & sesame oil. Arrange the lettuce leaves on a platter, spoon mixture into leaves - serve with brown rice on the side (optional).

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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

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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