Children First: Family, Food & Fitness

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Children First: Family, Food & Fitness
We're focusing on local programs connecting families with nutritious food and promoting fitness.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- If children are hungry, they cannot concentrate on their studies.

March is National Nutrition Month! ABC30 will air its new Children First program, Family, Food & Fitness on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Action News anchors Graciela Moreno and Jason Oliveira host the special focusing on local programs connecting families with nutritious food and promoting fitness.

Viewers can also stream live on ABC30's Connected TV apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV.

According to Feeding America, the number of children facing hunger in the United States rose during the pandemic from ten million in 2019 to nearly 12 million children in 2020.

Stories include:

  • A look at food deserts and programs in Tulare County connecting children and families in rural areas with produce.
  • Doctors talk about childhood obesity and dispel myths about what's really in food you may think is healthy.
  • Chef Shayna shares tips on how to get kids to eat fruits and vegetables.
  • Fresno Metro Ministry teaches parents and kids how to change up family meals with healthier ingredients.
  • How a Tulare County physical education teacher is inspiring kids to move, on and off campus.
  • Parents are taking up offers of free Zumba classes in Fresno.
  • ABC30 has long been dedicated to covering the important challenges and opportunities among youth in Central California. Children First is a year-round effort by KFSN. The award-winning program shows how the average person can make a difference in a child's life and highlights local organizations working with children. The Children First campaign includes half-hour programs like "Family, Food & Fitness," public service announcements and special stories that air on Action News.


    Nutrition Education


    Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

    Valley Children's Hospital

    Fresno Metro Ministry

    TCOE Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Program

    Tulare County Health and Human Services

    Food Resources

    Catholic Charities

    Central California Food Bank


    Food Link-Tulare County

    Feeding America

    Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission

    Fresno City College Ram Pantry

    Fresno Mission

    Fresno State Amendola Family Student Cupboard

    Poverello House

    Healthy Recipes

    Valley Children's Hospital

    Chef Shayna

    ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.