2018 Accomplishments

Healthy & Active Before 5 is proud to share some highlights of our work in 2018! HAB45 continued to make healthy choices the default choices in community settings with the Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy initiative. 4 Contra Costa agencies received mini-grants for healthy policies through HAB45’s Pledge the Practice, Pass the Policy Program, Continue reading

Our Public Policy Agenda

Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45) works with its partners to advocate for policies that support young children and families in Contra Costa. The HAB45 Executive Committee has collabora­tively deter­mined its top priority areas that shape the HAB45 Public Policy Agenda: Promote Land Use & Parks Policies that Expand Physical Activity Opportunities: Access to safe Continue reading

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Reducing Unhealthy Marketing

We support the elimination of  exposure to marketing of foods of low nutritional value to children. We also encourage the reduction of TV and other screen time for children 0-5. Exposure to unhealthy marketing in television and other materials can lead to unhealthy habits. Companies that market soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, and other high-calorie Continue reading

Healthy Snack

What We’re Reading – 6/29/16

Find Summer Meals in Your Community Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. This mapping tool created by the USDA can help families see where free summer meals for children are distributed in their communities. Within Continue reading