Richmond gets grant to launch ‘Food Fit Fun Program’

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Richmond gets grant to launch 'Food Fit Fund Program'
The Richmond Recreation Center is located at 3230 Macdonald Ave.

By Kathy Chouteau

A new program to help Richmond youth create healthy lifestyles is coming to the Richmond Recreation Complex following City Council’s approval Tuesday to accept and direct $90,000 in grant funding to support it.

The funding from the National Recreation and Parks Association Community Wellness Hubs Program will see the rollout of the Food Fit Fun Program—a series of free six-week classes for youth and their families surrounding food literacy and culinary interventions, per the Oct. 18 Agenda Report.

As part of the programming, participants will also move forward on lessons and activities to change up their habits for the better via group fitness. 

The program is slated to launch at the Richmond Recreation Complex by Dec. 1, 2022.

The Richmond Recreation Complex is located at 3230 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond. Questions? Call (510) 620-6795 for more info.