Good nutrition is the gateway to good health.
The Nutrition, Food Security and Physical Activity programs aim to improve access and consumption of healthy foods and water, reduce sweetened drinks and increase physical activity among low-income Contra Costa County residents. We accomplish these goals in some of the following ways:
- Implement a County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) to promote the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, FNS food security programs, and physical activity.
- Conduct nutrition workshops, health events and social marketing for low income residents to promote healthy eating and active living.
- Coordinate school and after-school programs as well as peer to peer education to empower families and youth to choose healthy foods, drink water instead of sweetened drinks and live an active life.
- Participate in local coalitions and subcontract with community partners to collaborate with government agencies, child care centers, faith-based organizations, community leaders, food retailers, other businesses and schools to support programs and policies that mitigate child obesity and improve access and intake of healthy foods and physical activity.
- Encourage worksite wellness through access to healthier food choices in vending machines and promotion of physical activity.
- Collect Data for grant funding, program planning and evaluation of interventions to improve access and consumption of healthy food and physical activity.