Let's Move! Ambassadors: youth health fest trains student mentors

The highly-creative UCLA Black Pre-Health Organization members study for careers in healthcare sciences. In their annual volunteer outreach project, they learn to plan events that engage the community in options for healthier lifestyles. The 2015 Youth Health Festival was a variety of active+discussion workshops, that was inspiring to observe as older college students mentored their younger K-12 guests. In a daycamp-like format, memories were established to last a lifetime. T-Shirts, Chik-Fil-A Veggie & chicken wrap lunches, fruit snacks & prizes were distributed to ALL as icing on the cake! UCLA Recreation and elite members of the FITTED program joined UCLA Admissions-Student Ambassadors in highlighting resources at this TOP global university. The BPHO Director's Board (Danielle Andrews, Chair) are to be applauded for excellent planning & production of an impressive 'Let's Move!' style wellness experience.


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

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!

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Let's Move! Fitness break starts 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 as part of their services. 

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 Olympian, Althea Moses (pictured below with Let's Move! WLA Co-Founder Ingrid Cheng) 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!!!

 

Let's Move! Ambassadors: A heavenly vision 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 Lead Teamers Skye Kelly, Heal One World & The Olympian, Althea Moses:  CLICK for picts link

  

Let's Move! West LA Supports: Olympic Park Neighborhood Council

CLICK for pict coverage: Lead Team Member, LaTasha Lyons, FUNfit CA leads a Let's Move! collaborative effort at 1st 'Celebrate Our Neighborhood' event to support efforts by Olympic Park Neighborhood Council - Health Committee Chair, Skye Kelly, Executive Director at LM! partner Heal One World. The event was a HomeRun community wellness experience for 100's of Family members...

 


 

Let's Move! coLLABORATES: school+community+business for healthier kids!

CLICK for picts. The premiere of 'The UNI Project' epitomizes what First Lady Michelle Obama believes every community can achieve to UPgrade patterns of fitness - nutrition - wellness.  When different types of groups work in creative collaboration with inspired school staff (Coach Kerri Eich-Reiners, Principal Eric Davidson) an entire school - their families - community residents, all experience the exhilaration of positive change! NutriBullet LLC are to be commended for putting their money where their mouth is.  This lesson is replicable ANYWHERE there is inclination for collaborative success. See YouTube Trailer.

Let's Move! CONNECTS: Korean Chefs delight at obesity awareness event

CLICK for video (2.25 min.) With coordination by Michele Fonke, Anne & Lise Skovbo, Jayne Pan it was our active-nutritious celebration for Natl Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The gathering at Culver Palms United Methodist Church welcomed energetic Bibimbap Backpackers from Seoul, Korea. The highlight was a healthy meal of Korean bibimbap (bee-bem-bap). Our Lead Team included (click for RESOURCE GUIDE)The Olympian, Althea Moses - Actor/D-Force Trainer, Rufus Dorsey - Enrich LA Prog. Mgr, Jasmine Lim - Teaching Wellness', Jeanne Kuntz for another Great Let's Move! WLA wellness experience. Mucho Thanks to Epiphany Fitness', Omari Barnard, sponsors New York Life's Ebrahim RadHeal One World and Connections For Children...

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+Skye 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 and Heal One World CEO/Tai Chi Instructor, Skye Kelly 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 to 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

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Eating Well with Chef Jackie

Let's Move! West LA Co-Founder, Celebrity Chef Jackie Keller (left) poses with Coach Kerri Eich, UNI High Food Sciences Teacher as they planned an upcoming lesson plan: Food Exposed Online. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu (Paris); USC and UCLA. Chef Jackie is State Board-certified as a Health & Wellness Coach.

Excerpts from a report on NEW Science of Weight-Loss - "The more inflammation you have, the less efficiently you're using your calories, so you eat more and feel worse," says Jackie Keller, the Los Angeles–based founder of the NutriFit meal-delivery service, who crafts anti-inflammatory diet plans for Channing Tatum, Penelope Cruz, and Charlize Theron. Cellular inflammation also stiffens up your arteries, causes skin breakouts, and makes you more prone to heart disease and cancer.

So how does this happen? Eating high levels of saturated fats, trans fats, and refined sugars (read: the modern American diet) sets off a series of reactions: The "bad fat" triggers the liver to release chemicals to fight the toxins, which causes inflammation. Meanwhile, the glucose in food can't be transported to your cells while the body is inflamed, which means that your brain isn't registering the intake. The result: You're left feeling foggy, hungry, and more prone to cravings, which then restarts the cycle.

"Because we're eating so many processed foods, inflammation is a bigger problem than ever before," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a registered dietitian and wellness manager at the Cleveland Clinic. "This diet is partly about what you don't eat—saturated fats, trans fats, and sugar—and a lot about what you do eat." Focus on unsaturated fats in fish and olive oil, plus plenty of produce, especially deeply colored fruits and vegetables, which are packed with phytonutrients that help neutralize inflammation. 

Most diets prioritize cutting calories and fat, the anti-inflammatory diet—Hollywood's new favorite healthy-eating plan—operates on a biochemical level. 

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

Alternative Health Classes - Skye Kelly

Bicycle Services - Freddie & Norma

Childcare Services - Mai Pham

Children's Yoga Training - Teresa Anne Power

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 - Rae Jin

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 - Chef Jackie Keller

Nutrition Presentations - 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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