After 6 years of hard work, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) has passed a new policy requiring 100% healthy vending machines. Physicians and staff realized that while they were promoting healthy eating to their patients, the hospital snack offerings were not. In the video below, Dr. Guenter Hofstadler describes the problems the agency had with Continue reading
At the 2010 Community Summit on November 5th, Healthy and Active Before 5 celebrated leaders in the community who demonstrated extra ordinary efforts toward fighting childhood obesity within Contra Costa County. The Monument Crisis Center (Concord, CA) was one such agency, recognized for their accomplishments.
Raise your hand if your program is being funded by Kaiser Permanente?! At the HAB45 Community Summit, everyone in the room recognized how important Kaiser Permanente has been to the fight of childhood obesity. Kaiser Permanente recognized early on the childhood obesity problem in Contra Costa and has been a generous supporter of innovative prevention Continue reading
Success! On November 5, Healthy & Active Before 5 hosted its 2010 Community Summit. The Summit provided an opportunity for us to network with colleagues, celebrate our recent successes, and get energized for the still work ahead. Exciting new obesity data. Obesity rates among low income 0-5 year olds in Contra Costa show a slow Continue reading