McMinnville to host second annual “commit to be fit” fair

Commit to be FitLinfield College students and faculty are teaming up with McMinnville community-based organizations to encourage healthy lifestyles.

The second annual “Commit to be Fit: Healthy Lifestyle Fair” will be held Saturday, April 29, from noon to 3 p.m. at the McMinnville Community Center. The event is hosted by the Student Nutrition and Activity Clinic for Kids (SNACK) Program and Linfield College students and faculty.

Participants can learn from a variety of exhibitors offering information about health and wellness services and nutrition education and participate in fun activities and sessions. The day will include fitness activities every 10 minutes, including yoga, dance, tag games, gymnastics and more. Free screenings for cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure, body composition and grip strength will also be offered.

The event is free, and Commit to be Fit Passports are available for $5. Passport holders who complete six activity sessions and visit five exhibitors of their choosing will be entered into a drawing to win a fitness tracker.

This “Family Fitness Challenge: 60 Minute Madness” aims to provide participants opportunities to reach 60 minutes of exercise during the event. Participants who complete six sessions will reach the daily recommendation of one hour of exercise, showing participants that getting an hour of activity can be split up across the day and can include a variety of activities.

Register at Registration will also be available the day of the event. Cash or check only for passport purchases.

This event is made possible by Yamhill Community Care Organization’s Build Forward Program and is a part of Yamhill County’s Every Kid Healthy Week, which runs April 23-29. The week features a super hero 5K, a Wildcat Workout in Linfield’s upper gym, a yoga night also in Linfield’s upper gym and the healthy lifestyle fair. Details about those events are on the SNACK Program Facebook Events Page.

SNACK offers free, personalized lifestyle support for children and their families in Yamhill County. SNACK facilitates behavior change towards healthy eating and active living using family-centered nutrition education sessions, group cooking and exercise sessions, and community-wide health events.

For more information, contact Katie Sours, SNACK program coordinator, at 503-434-8278,