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

HAB45 Executive Committee member Nancy Hill introduces Rohit Sengupta who accepts the award on behalf of Monument Crisis Center

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.

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 childrenĀ 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