5 Ways to Support the JLP HealthFest


JLP Members, Supporters, And Sponsors

Our inaugural HealthFest is coming up THIS Saturday, January 21 from 10 a.m. – 2p.m. at Kiwanis Park (North Soccer Field) l! The HealthFest is a FREE* family-friendly event that features health and wellness vendors, activities, bounce houses, cooking and fitness demonstrations and FREE health screenings.

  • Free pediatric dental screening and fluoride varnish for children 0-17
  • Free BMI, Glucose, Cholesterol Testing
  • Free Parenting Workshops
  • Bounce Houses
  • Face Painting
  • Cardinal’s Big Red Mascot
  • Blood Drive
  • Free Personal Hygiene goodie bags (one per family, first come first serve)

When: Saturday, January 21  I 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Kiwanis Park (North Soccer Field)    5203 S. Ash Ave.    Tempe, AZ 85283

Here are 5 easy ways you can help us promote this event!
  1. Download this flier and share it with friends, families, and colleagues. Ask permission from your child’s school, local church and/or community organization to post the flier on their bulletin boards.
  2. Share this post on your Facebook page or retweet this post on your Twitter account
  3. Share our blog post on your social media accounts and tag our handle, @juniorleaguephx
  4. Give blood and save lives at United Blood Center’s mobile bus that will be at the HealthFest! Register at www.BloodHero.com using Sponsor Code: JuniorLeaguePhx OR email JLP President, Cathy Comer
  5. Start a trend! Include the hashtags #jlphealthfest , #iamjlp #juniorleague #jlp on your social media posts


We are looking forward to a fun and successful day on January 21 and are excited to see you there.

Thank you for your support!


The HealthFest Team

*This event is free to the public thanks to the generous support of General Mills


HealthFest is one week away!


WHAT: Hosted by the Junior League of Phoenix (JLP), HealthFest is a family-friendly event that features health and wellness vendors, activities, bounce houses, cooking and fitness demonstrations and FREE health screenings.

–          Free pediatric dental screening and fluoride varnish for children 0-17

–          Free BMI, Glucose, Cholesterol Testing

–          Free Parenting Workshops

–          Bounce Houses

–          Face Painting

–          Cardinals Big Red Mascot

–          Blood Drive

–          Free Personal Hygiene goodie bags*

*One per family, first come first serve

Enjoy a variety of raffle prizes including:

–          AZ Diamondback Tickets

–          Win Free Salad for a year!

–          Classic Cooking Academy Kids Cooking Summer Camp Tuition

WHEN: Saturday, January 21st from 10am – 2pm

WHERE: Kiwanis Park Soccer Fields, 5203 S. Ash Ave, Tempe, Arizona 85283

SPONSORSHIP:  Generously sponsored by a grant from General Mills

Save the Date for JLP’s Inaugural HealthFest!


Join us Saturday, January 21, for the Junior League of Phoenix first ever HealthFest! This FREE, family-friendly festival is focused on all things health and wellness. We will have vendors, fun activities, fitness demonstrations and much more.

When: Saturday, January 21  I  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Daley Park I 1625 S. College Ave. I Tempe, AZ, 85281

Come support the JLP and our focus area of building a healthy Arizona. Stay tuned for more details.

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This event is free to the public thanks to the generous support of General Mills.

KITK Edible Autos Recipe

Kids in the Kitchen had a great time at Touch a Truck!  In addition to our Road Map adventure, the committee handed out recipes in theme with TAT!  Check out this healthy snack recipe!


Healthy Snack:

Edible Autos


Servings: 2



1 Red Apple

1 Green Apple

12 Purple Grapes

12 Green Grapes



1.      Slice an apple into wedges and trim the core.

2.      For each apple car, slice 2 grapes in half, widthwise.

3.      Push the pick through the sliced side of one grape half.

4.      Now push the pick through one end of the apple slice.

5.      Finish with the other grape half, sliced side out.

6.      Repeat with the other end of the apple wedge and 2 more grape halves, and it should look like a little car  🙂

(optional) Trim any protruding pick if desired.




Save the Date for Two Give Back Events to Support the JLP

Nekter Give-Back Event on Nov. 20

Grab a smoothie, juice, or or acacia bowl at Nekter on Sunday, Nov. 20. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bring in this flyer or show it on your smart phone and 20% of the proceeds will go to the JLP!

Participating Locations:
6137 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 105 I Scottsdale, 85250
2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy Suite 1213 I Tempe, 85281


Portillo’s Give-Back Event on Dec. 7

Join the JLP by eating at select Portillo’s on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from  5 – 9 p.m. Bring in this flyer or show it on your smart phone and 20% of the proceeds will go to the JLP!

Participating Locations:
65 S. McClintock I Tempe, 85281
10574 N. 90th St. I Scottsdale, 85258


Touch-A-Truck is 3 Days Away!


Join the Junior League of Phoenix on this Saturday, November 5 for our 4th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event!

Junior League of Phoenix Touch-A-Truck is a family-friendly event that offers children a hands-on opportunity to explore a variety of machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the Valley communities. Vehicles on display routinely include construction trucks, emergency responders, tractor trailers, utility trucks and a helicopter. The event also features a DJ, local mascots, interactive educational games, bounce houses, slides, a rock wall, face painters, balloon artists and food trucks.

Additionally, the Phoenix Fire Department will provide car seat safety checks during the event from 8 a.m. – noon. A fire preparedness exhibit will be on display and new or used car seats may be donated throughout the event.

NEW TRUCK ALERT!: This year we are thrilled to have a Valley Metro Bus along with our other great trucks and vehicles from years past.

Don’t have kiddos to take to this event? Think about gifting tickets to friends with kids or community groups like the Boys and Girls Club or Big Brothers Big Sisters!

Who: This is a Family Friendly Event

When: November 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Paradise Valley Mall (south parking lot by Sears)

Cost: Advanced Tickets at jlp.org for $5/$20 for 5 tickets
Tickets at the Door for $6/$25 for 5 tickets

Have Questions? Email the Touch-A-Truck Team!

Purchase Your Tickets Today!



Touch-A-Truck 2016 is just around the corner!


The Junior League of Phoenix is hosting our fourth annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in at the Paradise Valley Mall parking lot (outside Sears) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will allow children to experience life-size work vehicles used in construction, as well as vehicles utilized by the military, police and firefighters.  The educational fundraiser supports the JLP’s goal of positively impacting the lives of children and their families. 71dfd2e6a6b42285455557e2e9153eb6

Food trucks, the Fresh Express mobile food bus, other vendors and activities will be on site to provide a fun, entertaining experience.  Children and their families will have the opportunity to explore, crawl and play on various local vehicles including a City of Phoenix fire truck and helicopter, Rural Metro ambulance, SWAT Team truck, Mobile Command Center vehicle, dump trucks, Scottsdale Health Care Medical Simulation truck and many more.

The event also features area mascots, family-friendly activities, and a bazaar of local vendors.  In addition, join the Phoenix Fire Department for their Car Seat Safety Inspection from 8am to noon.  They will also be collecting car seat donations during this time.

The fundraiser will benefit JLP signature programs including ROCKETS (Raising Our Children’s Knowledge by Educating Through Science) events and Kids in the Kitchen, a nutritional initiative that seeks to combat adb6a6b2aa6f8c0eaf3a7b863729d871childhood obesity.

Tickets are available for pre sale for $5 a person or a family pack of five tickets for $20.  This is a discount from the day-of-event ticket price.  Children ages two and under are free.

The Junior League of Phoenix, Inc. is an organization of over 1,000 women committed to developing the potential of women, improving the Valley of the Sun through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, and promoting voluntarism. Currently in their 81st year, the JLP has invested millions of dollars into the community and contributes over 100,000 volunteer hours annually. The current focus area of the JLP is Building a Healthy Arizona by addressing food insecurity/food access, and nutrition and obesity. For more information about The Junior League of Phoenix, please visit www.jlp.org or call the Junior League of Phoenix office at (602) 234-3388.

Kids in the Kitchen at the PHX Kids GET FIT event

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Fresh air, beautiful Arizona sunshine and the sound of little voices laughing surrounded us at the PHX Kids GET FIT event on October 1st. This free afternoon of fun and health was offered by The City of Phoenix Latino Institute along with community partners including the Junior League of Phoenix Kids in the Kitchen Committee!

kitk 2.jpgWe offered 3 hands-on cooking demos consisting of fruit kabobs, hummus and a vegetarian wrap. The children loved getting their hands in the mix by measuring, preparing and creating. It was exciting to see cooking through the children’s eyes. What sometimes seems like a chore or simply a means to an end was great fun for the kids.

The little ones viewed it as an art project; ripping up cilantro, sorting the bright fruit colors, and combining the ingredients for an outcome that was tasty and aesthetically appealing. We forget how tactile cooking really is and how healthy it can be for both our minds and bodies!

In the booth we offered educational games involving the food groups and how much sugar various beverages contain. Their knowledge was pretty impressive and the best part—watching them learn while having fun! They loved the healthy prizes including water bottles, pedometers, apples and oatmeal. The pedometers were a big hit and surprisingly the oatmeal was a favorite as well.

Thank you to all the JLP members who spent their morning making a healthy difference! These are the moments when we see our effort come to fruition and our impact happening right in front of our eyes.