Free Fruit and Veggie Fest to Help Concord Shoppers Eat Healthier

April 30, 2014 10:00 am · 9 comments

Customers at FoodMaxx on Monument Blvd. in Concord will enjoy food demonstrations, activities for children and free cookbooks at Fruit and Veggie Fest 2014, an event to help everyone fill their shopping carts with fruits and vegetables for their families.

Nutrition experts from Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will answer nutrition questions, talk with shoppers about the healthy choices in every aisle, and there will be a raffle with prizes including FoodMaxx gift cards.

WHO: Everyone is invited to this free event.

WHEN: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014

WHERE: FoodMaxx, 1751 Monument Blvd. in Concord

WHY: From corner stores to supermarket chains, California’s grocers are joining the fight against obesity in our communities. Fruit and Veggie Fest is a campaign this May to help the shoppers take charge of their shopping carts and the food they buy for their families.

FoodMaxx in Concord is one of many grocery stores participating in the annual campaign, organized by the Nutrition and Physical Activity Promotion Project of CCHS Public Health Division’s Community Wellness & Prevention Program, and the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch of the California Department of Public Health. Other participating partners include the Monument Crisis Center, the Michael Chavez Center, First 5 Contra Costa and the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.

For more information about healthy eating, visit cchealth.org/nutrition.

1 JET April 30, 2014 at 10:14 AM

This is excellent! Thank you CCHS and FoodMaxx! I really hope that people in this area take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about healthy eating! So many people live on processed and fast foods, its sad because it leads to many health problems.

Eat Healthy!

2 WholeFoods April 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM

This will be a wonderful event for the children; pack your children in a stroller–and have them eat fresh fruit and veggies! Way to go FoodMaxx!

3 The Realist April 30, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Not going to help. When Soda pop and junk food cost 99 cents per liter or bag full and fruits and veggies are 99 cents per ounce, quick, cheap, convenient junk food wins every time… hence our fatty child and adult diabetus epidemic.

4 Dorothy April 30, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Good for them!

5 The Realist April 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM

The only way to MAKE people eat healthy is to make it financially prudent. Free veggies, tax soda, ban fast food.
Will or could that happen? Nope, because corporations pay the lobbyists who own the politicians that “run” the country, lobby for corn/etc. subsidies, make it financially impossible for small organic family farmers to make a viable living, and legislation that keeps cheap, healthy food out of reach of consumers.

6 Food Maxx shoppers April 30, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Gee, we don’t have any problem filling a shopping cart with healthy fruits and vegetables.

7 Julio April 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Who is supposed to pay for all this stuff they are putting in their carts? Yep, You and I. First of the month…payday.

8 oldman April 30, 2014 at 5:16 PM

@The Realist
That’s the answer, government intervention. Liberals answer to every issue. Never individual free will.

9 Food Maxx Shoppers April 30, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Our difficulty comes at the register.

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