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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What We’re Reading – 10/12/16

Corporate Advertising in our National Parks Earlier this year, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed a new policy that would open parks to corporate advertising and allow the sale of naming rights at National Parks. The public comment period on the policy change closed months ago, but the NPS hasn’t made the comments publicly available. Continue reading

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Approximately one-third of children in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for life-threatening and costly health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. The problem is not distributed evenly across the population: childhood obesity among preschoolers is more prevalent among children of color and Continue reading