The HEAL-Northern California Santa Rosa Youth Evaluation provided funding to expand the Center’s efforts in northern California to include two additional major secondary schools in Santa Rosa as part of the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) youth evaluation. These two schools represented an important part of the youth population in the areas where the changes were being made.
The goal of the Northern California HEAL Technical Assistance project is to increase healthy eating and physical activity through policy and environmental changes, The Center is providing technical assistance to enhance program implementation efforts, promote adherence to program objectives, and facilitate communication among and between community grantees in 3 Northern California Healthy Eating,
The Family Fitness: Child Care Healthy Eating and Activity project promoted the balancing of healthy eating and physical activity among food stamp eligible parents and children. The project engaged families in child care sites in Contra Costa, Shasta and LA Counties.
The Center assisted the ad-hoc planning committee with; the design of the Summit process/agenda; identifying potential topics and presenters; identifying potential participants in the Advisory committee, Summit event and Summit Follow -up Team; and the creation and review of materials.
The African American Center for Healthy Activities that Nurture Growth and Endurance (CHANGE) was maintained at the Center to serve as a resource and technical assistance center with the goal of promoting and supporting the development of nutrition and physical activity programs for the African American community in Northern California, and was a sister Center of the Center for Nutrition and Activ
The Fit Families project supported the activities of three task force groups in California working to promote nutrition and physical activity among low-income families with young children in their communities. The project also developed materials for families and healthcare providers to promote healthful eating and physical activity among low-income families.
The focus of the California WIC Childhood Obesity Prevention Project (FitWIC) project was to determine the changes that state WIC agencies and local WIC sites needed to make to be more responsive to the problem of childhood obesity.