Nutrition, Fitness & Wellness

Fiesta de Salud

Fiesta De Salud

July 28, 2018

Fiesta de Salud started in 2007 and has grown to be the largest community health event in Yakima County. Participants enjoy free screenings, health information booths, activities, and presentations designed to educate the entire family about wellness, prevention and healthy lifestyles. The Fiesta de Salud is a fun filled day with family atmosphere that is enjoyed by thousands each year.

Services and activities

  • Blood Pressure, Diabetes, and Cholesterol Screenings at no charge.
  • Safety helmets will be given away to children under age 18 as supplies last. All helmets will be custom fitted by trained volunteers.
  • Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic will host a Dental Care Clinic for children.
  • Participate in family friendly obstacle course, Zumba and other physical activities by Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital
  • Over 50 local community services represented in vender booths.

Interested in participation in Fiesta de Salud as a vendor?

You are invited to join with Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Fiesta Foods, and numerous other healthcare agencies to bring this one-of-a-kind health event to the community. Participation in Fiesta de Salud will offer valuable exposure for your organization and promote your services to over 4,000 community members in Yakima County. There are three participation levels with multiple recognition opportunities and benefits to suit your needs.

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Farmers Market at Memorial!

Virginia Mason Memorial hosts a farmers market from 10-2, every other Thursday starting on June 14. Our Mission is to provide fresh, high-quality, locally produced food to our employees, patients, and visitors. We use this opportunity to educate and inspire the community to improve their wellbeing through healthy eating. Farmers, Prepared Food Vendors, Processed Food Vendors or Artisans are all welcome!

Please contact cindyparkey@yvmh.org for an application and guidelines.

Kohl's Healthy For Life

Because we want you to be healthy for life, Virginia Mason Memorial and Kohl's Cares has teamed up to bring you Healthy For Life, a program dedicated to bring you FREE exercise and cooking classes »

Kohl's Cares Hospital Partner

Kohl's partners with more than 160 hospitals nationwide to help educate kids and their parents about topics such as injury prevention, healthy lifestyle, immunization, asthma, and infant care. We support community outreach programs focused on issues affecting kids and work with our hospital partners to tailor the programs based on their community's individual needs.

Food for Life: Education Alliance Program

Discover which foods are optimal for weight management and learn how to prepare affordable, low fat foods. Certified instructors prepare delicious and satisfying recipes with opportunity to sample the food while you learn about the nutritional benefits of a plant based diet. Various classes such as Kick start Your Health for Pregnancy and Beyond, Foods for Weight Management and How Foods Fight Diabetes are offered several times per year. Call 509 248-7322 for information on the next available class

Children's Wellness Programs

ACT! Get Up, Get Moving

Ready for a healthy change? Looking for ways to help your child eat well and be more active? ACT! is a healthy lifestyle program for overweight children/teens 8-14 years of age, and their parent/guardian.

ACT! is an evidence based program that models nutrition and physical activity behaviors that your family can put into action right away.

For more information and to sign your child up click here.

Hear what local people have to say about the ACT! Program

Additional healthy resources for raising healthy families here.

Child Safety and Education classes

NEW CLASS! C.A.B.S. Child and Babysitting Safety

This 6 hour class was developed by the American Safety and Health Institute to deliver fundamental information in babysitting, including proper supervision, basic caregiving skills and safety and injury prevention. Available to boys and girls aged 11 to 15 years old who are interested in learning about setting boundaries, good communication, building a babysitting business, emergency preparedness and injury care. Students will learn infant and child CPR and choking child rescue, but will not become CPR-certified. Cost is $40.00, registration required.

C.A.B.S. Class Dates

January 20 Completed
February 17 Completed
March 17 Completed
April 21 Class full
May 19 Class full

Thank you for your interest in helping to educate your child in safe babysitting practices. Our CABS classes are all currently full. Please look below for information on summer classes with the Safe Sitter program. CABS classes will return in the fall.

Safe Sitter

Has your child been asking to stay home alone while you run errands? Are your neighbors asking if your child can babysit for them? Do they enjoy being with younger children? Do they want to babysit? Are they at least 11 years old? Then maybe it's time for Safe Sitter®.

Memorial has been offering Safe Sitter to the community since, 1995. The mission of Safe Sitter is to provide life skills, safety skills and child care training to all youth in order to build safer communities. Safe Sitter was started in 1980 by Dr. Patricia A. Keener. Learn more here »

Safe Sitter is a 1-day course for boys and girls, ages 11-13, where they learn safe and nurturing childcare techniques, behavior management skills, and tips for handling emergencies when caring for children. Students will learn infant and child CPR and choking child rescue, but will not become CPR-certified.

$40.00- Fee includes:

  • 1-day Safe Sitter® Class
  • Safe Sitter® Manual
  • Completion Card

Coaches CPR Program

The current Coaches CPR/First Aid class is closed for registration. Please contact Alysa at alyssawickenhagen@yvmh.org with questions or to inquire about future class dates.

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