MILPITAS, Calif.--()--Milpitas mayor, Jose Esteves is slated to fire the starting pistol at the city’s first sanctioned 5K run/walk race on Sunday, September 30.
“We’re a non-profit focused on physical activity and nutrition. You’re going to see us put the Generations mission into practice that Sunday.”
Each year the average child under 12 consumes 49 pounds of sugar according to the USDA Economic Research Service.
As an awareness campaign Kaiser Permanente and Generations are educating the community about the link between sugar consumption and chronic disease like Type 2 diabetes and obesity with Kaiser’s Mobile Health Van.
“Sugary beverages are the single largest source of calories in the American diet! The Great Sugar Dump 5K is a fun way to educate the community on the benefits of exercise and drinking water,” said Dr. Mandira Matta, Pediatrician, from Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara.
Take part in the Great Sugar Dump by exchanging unwanted cans of soda or packaged sugary snacks for a free pedometer and aluminum water bottle - a community wide effort to replace sugar for water and promote physical activity.
Post-race festivities include the award ceremony recognizing the event’s Sugar Dump Champion along with the 5K winners.
Revolution Foods will be on-site providing healthy snacks and Dr. Kauffman of Thrive Milpitas will be offering complimentary post-race massage. Other race sponsors include YMCA, Gigamon, El Camino Hospital, The Health Trust, Urban Aquaponic Farms, Hint Water, and Children’s Creative Learning Centers.
Generations’ CEO, Dan McClure points out, “We’re a non-profit focused on physical activity and nutrition. You’re going to see us put the Generations mission into practice that Sunday.”
The Great Sugar Dump 5K starting pistol goes off Sunday, September 30 at 8:30 a.m. on Cisco’s McCarthy campus, 115 N. McCarthy Blvd. To register please visit www.GenerationsWellness.org
Generations Community Wellness is a non profit organization with a mission to advance the health of individuals and communities through physical activity and nutrition programs and policies.