Access to sources of healthy food and knowing how to prepare healthy meals provide the foundation for healthy diets and lower the risk of obesity and diabetes. The City places a priority on advancing healthy eating and ensuring residents have access to nutritional food.
April is Eats4Health month! View the full schedule of community healthy eating events available through the City recreation program and our community partners.
Cooking and healthy eating classes available through the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (Recreation Guide)
Community Garden at Twin Ponds Park
Shoreline Farmers Market, open mid-June through early October.
Other Eats4Health Actions:
Funding for Meals on Wheels program
Funding for "lunches for seniors" program at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
Funding for Food Lifeline and Hopelink to provide nutritious food at the local food bank.
The City's second annual Eats4Health kickoff event was held on April 2, 2013 at City Hall. Certified Health and Nutrition instructor Cynthia Lair gave a keynote address on "Mindful Cooking." Visit Cynthia's website at cookusinterruptus.com for the recipes she spoke about in her keynote address.
Before and after the keynote attendees sampled food, pick up new recipes and got information at a vendor fair of local companies and organizations. Thank you to all who attended and the community partners who participated.
The first annual Eats4Health kickoff event was held on March 28, 2012 with keynote speaker Tricia Clement, dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Northwest Hospital. A vendor fair of community partners offering samples, coupons, recipes and more followed: