Local Health Services takes a stand with 100% healthy vending machines!

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

A “Hero Award” to the Monument Crisis Center

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.

A Special Thanks to Kaiser Permanente

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