Nutrition and Food Security
Good nutrition is the gateway to good health.
The Nutrition & Food Security program aims to improve access to healthy foods and educate the public how to eat better. We accomplish these goals in some of the following ways:
- Offering workshops, training and food demonstrations to lower income households and worksites in Contra Costa County.
- Sponsoring bilingual nutrition education and cooking classes.
- Promoting the CalFresh program, formerly known as food stamps.
Champions for Change (California State Department of Public Health)
Project Lean - Works with state and local agencies (physical activity and nutrition leaders) to conduct programs throughout the state. Provides healthy tips and recipes and consumer materials.
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org (Produce for Better Health Foundation)
Moderate physical activity can substantially reduce the the risk of developing or dying from heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and high blood pressure.
Exercise Excuses and Fitness Facts (PDF)