The Beach Cities Health District is presenting a mindfulness-based stress reduction workshop just in time for the March 3 city council, Measure B and Measure O municipal elections.
The Redondo Beach hosts a Food Day event on Saturday, October 25 with a screening of the film “Farm-City, State” and a panelist discussion and Q&A.
by Ali Noller, Marketing and Engagement Specialist Blue Zones Project – Beach Cities Health District Before you sit down to the showdown between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, mount your own defense to the finger food fiesta that’s synonymous with the big game by lacing up your sneakers for […]
Click on Blue Zones Memorial Magazine for a collection of articles about the Beach Cities Health District/Healthways Blue Zones Project, which arrived in the Beach Cities three years ago. Blue Zones’ goal was to give residents of Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach measurably longer, healthier, and happier lives. Easy Reader committed itself from the outset to […]
Beach Cities Walking School Bus programs saves 15,000 car trips as kids take 30 million steps [VIDEO]
The Blue Zones Project “Walking School Bus” program kicked off this morning throughout the Beach Cities, as hundreds of kids walked together to school. According to Blue Zones, the program saves 15,000 car trips — 11,000 miles total, annually — and generates 30 million steps by the kids themselves. “For anyone, whether you are a child […]
By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District To keep my family cool and hydrated throughout the hot months, I often make aqua fresca rather than artificial fruit punch. Nothing beats the power of a simple, nutritious and beautifully refreshing drink on a hot July day. Hope you enjoy! Blueberry Aqua Fresca Ingredients […]
With over 1,600 people participating in the Beach Cities Health District’s free event, Zumba in the Park, you can’t deny that this truly is an amazing community to be a part of. With the slogan, “Come Join The Party,” Zumba has quickly become one of the most fun and exhilarating workouts out there. With the […]
By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District Who doesn’t enjoy light, fluffy pancakes? Most kids love them, so why not give your children’s breakfast a healthy lift? The following recipe is from the cookbook “Appetite for Life,” a nutritious family cookbook loaded with kid-approved treats. The buckwheat flour and blueberries used in […]
By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District Did you know not all blueberries are alike? By comparison, cultivated blueberries are larger and contain more juices, whereas wild blueberries have more flavor and antixodiants by weight. I’m actually very fond of dried wild blueberries. I package them in individual snack bags as my […]
By Winy Chen, registered dietician at Beach Cities Health District This time of year, blueberries are abundant in the Farmers’ Markets, which is convenient for my family considering the berry is one of our favorite super foods. When eaten in season, the berries are plump, juicy and irresistibly sweet. We eat so many blueberries in […]
by Courtney Hermann/HealthyMakeovers.com It’s all fine and dandy to keep hearing every author and nutritionist say how important it is to eat a whole food, plant-based diet but how do you REALLY know? We hear and read advice over an over again, but until we see and hear an actual person who has been living […]
by Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District The first “American” vegetarian restaurant I dined in was the Moosewood Restaurant near Cornell University, where I studied. Bon Appetit magazine names the restaurant one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th century. And thanks to the Moosewood Cookbook, I’ve been inspired to […]
By Winy Chen, Registered Dietitian at Beach Cities Health District I’ll be the first person to admit that I never cared for beets growing up, primarily because they weren’t a staple of my Asian diet, but also because they stain my clothes, fingers and even my countertops… Steer me away from beets. However, I should […]
They come from all directions, rolling backpacks behind them and clutching books and papers in hand. Despite the early hour, energy is high as a dozen elementary school students wait for the bus on one of their last days of school for the year. As the group grows, so does the chatter and laughter, and […]
When the folks with Blue Zones Project came to GROW a few years ago with the idea that together we could help make the South Bay one of the healthiest areas in the country, we said, “What the heck is a Blue Zone?” And then we said, “yes!”