WHAT: Sunrise Children’s Foundation presents its annual Health and Nutrition Fair on Friday, September 15. WIC provides nutritious foods, education and breastfeeding support to social services and participants at no charge, for ages 0 to 5 years of age. More than 300 parents and families are expected to attend the informative fair, which will include community resource vendors focusing on health, dental, counseling, shelter and immunizations. WIC saves lives and improves the health of nutritionally at-risk women, infants and children. Studies have shown that, since its inception in 1974, WIC is one of the nation’s most successful and cost-effective nutrition intervention programs.
Each of the three classes will include a healthy cooking demonstration by Culinary Managment & "Last Friday, Just Add Water Street,” Founder, Chef Antonio Nunez, and presentations by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, East Valley Family Services, UNLV - School of Dental Medicine and Culinary Management. WIC participants will enjoy a step-by-step cooking demonstration by Chef Nunez, on creating simple, full balanced healthy meals at home, and with a limited budget using approved WIC ingredients. Prizes and giveaways, such as cooking preparedness utensils and items, goodie bags and cookbooks will be donated to the families.
Additional community partners and vendors sharing information and resources to the families include: Amerigroup of Nevada, East Valley Family Services, Immunize Nevada, Safe Nest, and United Healthcare Company.
WHEN: September 15, 2017
TIME: 9a.m. - 1p.m.
(Classes are 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. (Spanish Speaking) and Noon)
WHERE: City Impact at Trinity Life Center
950 - 1000 St. Louis Ave., Las Vegas, Nev. 89104
Dave Sanberg, Executive Director
Antonio Nunez, Chef
OTHER: The following highlights some of the WIC’s programs benefits:
•mproved birth outcomes, including fewer premature births, fewer infant deaths, and savings in health care costs
•improved diet and diet-related outcomes
•improved infant feeding practices
•improved immunization rates and regular source of medical care
•improved cognitive development and children’s school-readiness
•improved pre-conception nutritional status
•improved growth of nutritionally at-risk infants and children
•decreased incidence of iron deficiency anemia in children
RSVP: Contact Jennifer Bradley at 702.234.9385 if you wish to bring a camera to this event. Interviews with Chef, vendors, SCF staff and families available upon request.
ABOUT: Sunrise Children’s Foundation, is a non-profit corporation organized solely for pediatric health and education. Founded in 1993, SCF delivers a full scope of services from birth to five and provides a comprehensive continuum of care to ensure that children in Nevada have a chance at success, all free of cost. Sunrise Children’s Foundation programs support a myriad of critical areas focusing on optimal child development including prenatal care and breastfeeding education; infant and toddler health and development; wellness, nutrition and health education; parent education; reading and literacy skills; and positive family relationships.