Great Work: Agency Policies Passed to Improve Health!

Yes, it’s true. All 10 of the “Pledge the Practice. Pass the Policy” mini-grants have been awarded.

We want to congratulate all of our partners for their good work. Our final 2 mini-grants were awarded to the  Contra Costa Child Care Council and Martinez Adult Education for their new healthy food and beverage policies. Visit our policy library to read and/or download the new policies. We were happy to receive a variety of food, beverage and breastfeeding support policies —each reflecting the uniqueness of the programs and practices of our partner agencies.

Here’s a short list of things purchased with the $500 mini-grant awards…

Water cooler, fresh fruit and produce, healthy vending machine “tastings,” indoor play equipment, cookbooks, water filter pitchers, prizes for staff healthy challenge, 5-gallon water for playground, food prep tools, books on healthy eating and breastfeeding for families to borrow, ottoman set for breastfeeding… and much more.

We couldn’t be more excited and proud of these new local policies… and the efforts made by our Leadership Council agencies to create healthy environments for the children they serve.

It’s not too late to pass your own policy! For those who pass a healthy policy at their agency by June 30th, 2011— you can be recognized at our Leadership Council Meeting this summer. If you are in need of technical assistance, encouragement or support, please contact Healthy and Active Before 5 staff and we will be happy to help you.

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