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

Great Work: Agency Policies Passed to Improve Health!

Yes, it’s true. All 10 of the “Pledge the Practice. Pass the Policy” mini-grants have been awarded. We want to congratulate all of our partners for their good work. Our final 2 mini-grants were awarded to the  Contra Costa Child Care Council and Martinez Adult Education for their new healthy food and beverage policies. Visit our policy library Continue reading

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