Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Thanks to a new healthy policy passed by a Mt. Diablo Unified School district’s Afterschool Program, over 275 kindergarteners across Central and East Contra Costa County are ensured quality opportunities for healthy eating and active play. This past fall, Mt. Diablo CARES (Collaborative for Academics Recreation and Enrichment for Students) adopted a comprehensive wellness policy Continue reading

Introducing two NEW sample healthy policies

Today we’re proud to introduce two new sample policies: Tap Water Promotion and Reducing Marketing of Unhealthy Food & Beverages to Children. Here at Healthy & Active Before 5 (HAB45), we care a lot about early childhood health. We want to do our part to prevent children from developing serious health conditions later in life Continue reading

Well Done: Leadership Council agencies encourage play!

Healthy and Active Before 5 is committed to increasing the availability and utilization of safe play and physical activity for young children and families within our county. Over the past year, Project Assistant Tonya Love, has been reviewing literature, conducting interviews with Contra Costa experts, and providing technical assistance to our Leadership Council agencies to help Continue reading

Physical activity guidelines (by age)

Movement and play are important from the very start. Children build motor skills, muscles and learn about the world, through joy and fun. Children older than 1 yr should not be sedentary for more than 60 minutes at a time, except when sleeping. The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NAPSE) says it’s important that Continue reading