May 29, 2009
Festival offers tips for healthy, budget-friendly meals

fruit.jpgLooking for a healthy, inexpensive way to feed your family?

Find some answers Sunday at Fruit and Veggie Fest, sponsored by FoodMaxx and the Health Education Council.

The festival is part of a month-long effort to teach low-income families how to make healthy living a priority, said Lesley Miller, the council's spokeswoman.

"Basically, we'll share with shoppers educational and interactive activities so they can learn how to make healthy choices," she said.

The council is a non-profit organization focused on promoting health education.

The event will include dance performances, free health screenings, physical activity specialists and a "smoothie bike," where a rider will peddle a bicycle that powers an attached blender, resulting in cool, healthy drinks.

Store tours also will be given so families can learn tips on how to eat healthy on a budget.

The festival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the FoodMaxx at 3860 Florin Rd., Sacramento.

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