Parents and children gathered at the Greenwich YWCA for the Junior League's second annual Kids in the Kitchen Fit and Fun Fest. With 14 local food vendors, and nearly 23 health, wellness, and fitness organizations children were able to taste different foods and participate in a number of different activities.
"We have doctors, dentists, chiropractors all together to teach children safe and natural ways to remain healthy, we have food demonstrations to provide kids with options to eat healthy and to get a good head start," said 2014 Fit and Fun Fest Chair Debbie Miron.
Kids in the Kitchen is part of the Junior League's National Program.
"If you're walking around and you're trying a smoothie and some trail mix," said Junior League President Cindy Lyall. "Maybe something a child hasn't had before, it just exposes them to different things, different activities different foods, often times that will open the door up for them."
"If you don't eat healthy you can get cavities and you can get sick with cavities."
Children say they were not afraid to sample various types of smoothies.
"It tastes like fruits, it tastes like a lot of fruits, but with veggies, instead of fruits. It's super yummy."
"Get those smoothies in you because you're getting a lot of sunlight in there, whether it's a smoothie or a juice," said Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin Reese. "I think smoothies are the best way for parents to make it fun."
Fitness experts say anything you can do to get your child moving throughout the day will prove beneficial in maintaining healthy weight, overall discipline, and confidence.