NUTRITION EDUCATION OBESITY PREVENTION

The Center is part of a movement of local, state and national partners collectively working toward improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity.

To extend the programs reach, the Center recruits, trains and mentors Promotores de Salud/Health Promoters (volunteer community health workers) that are often bilingual and bicultural, to provide direct community education. Multiple venues are used to facilitate behavior change in the homes, schools, worksites, and communities of low-income Californians to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. The Sonoma County Department of Health Services is the funder of Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention program.

Impact: Healthy Eating Education Reach

Last year, we reached over 4,000 low-income individuals with healthy eating education.