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Quarterly Meeting December 5, 2012. Vision. Children and families of Los Angeles County are physically active, eat healthy foods, and live in communities where policies and environments promote a healthy lifestyle. Mission.

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Children and families of Los Angeles County are physically active, eat healthy foods, and live in communities where policies and environments promote a healthy lifestyle.


To reduce the epidemic of unfit and overweight children and families in Los Angeles County by increasing innovative partnerships in order to plan and implement initiatives that make it easier for underserved populations to adopt lifestyles that include healthy eating and physical activity.

today s agenda
Today’s Agenda

Welcome and introduction – impact of physical activity and access to resources

Membership survey results

CDC Walking as a Vital Sign


Networking Break

A World Fit for Kids!

Black Dog Yoga

Tutti Frutti


why physical activity pa
Why Physical Activity (PA)?

Today’s meeting designed to be a PA showcase as well as a means to promote larger-scale change

Combination of nutrition education with physical activity helps promote a healthier lifestyle


Increased access to PA resources can promote systems-level change

PA resources help elevate the Collaborative’s initiatives and goals

today s goals
Today’s Goals

Increase access to PA resources and tools

For you and your communities

Bring these types of resources to communities to empower others to be agent of change

Under the overarching umbrella of “access” you can help make the healthy choice the easy choice

For systems-level change, promote organizational, community, and policy changes

today s goals part 2
Today’s Goals, Part 2

Organizational change: bring back these resources and encourage usage throughout your organization

Community change: partner with others to implement wider-scale PA access using today’s resources

Policy change: partner with others to promote new policies that encourage access of implementation of physical activity

Example: Joint-Use policies

what is joint use
What is Joint Use?
  • Is a way to increase opportunities for children and adults to be more physically active.
  • It refers to two or more entities sharing indoor and outdoor spaces like gymnasiums, athletic fields and playgrounds.
why joint use
Why Joint Use?
  • School facilities and grounds are integral components of public infrastructure.
  • Once the school day is over, many school grounds and facilities sit empty.
  • Social concerns like childhood obesity, lack of recreation/open space, and suburban sprawl.
  • Accommodate school and community needs on school property.

Source: http://media.cefpi.org/CCS_Partnerships.pdf

joint use is happening
Joint-Use is Happening
  • Throughout California and across the nation.
  • In California, about 60% of districts have some type of joint-use partnership.
forms of joint use
Forms of Joint Use
  • Open Gates
  • Indoor-Outdoor
  • Exclusively Outdoor
  • Community Partner
how does it work
How Does it Work?
  • Joint use agreements facilitate a partnership between two or more entities.
  • Can be formal (based on a legal document) or informal (based on a handshake).
  • Addresses:
    • Maintenance
    • Operations
    • Liability
    • Cost
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  • Joint Use Moving People to Play (JUMPP) Task Force


All LAC youth and families have access to safe recreation space and opportunities that encourage active recreation at local schools


1. Adopt district-level joint-use policy

2. Joint-use agreements providing general community access

3. Monitor implementation

renew la county districts
RENEW LA County Districts
  • ABC Unified School District
  • Compton Unified School District
  • El Monte City School District
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • MountainView School District
  • Pasadena Unified School District
  • Pomona Unified School District
abc unified school district
ABC Unified School District
  • City of Hawaiian Gardens
    • 1st agreement in April 1980 for 25 years
  • City of Cerritos
    • Joint-use agreements since 1971
  • City of Artesia
    • No joint-use agreements
  • City of Lakewood
    • No joint-use agreements
abc unified school district1
ABC Unified School District
  • 1st Meeting: Mikaela Randolph met with Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent
  • 2nd Meeting: Met with Legislative Policy Board Committee (November 2011)
  • Board adopted policy on January 23rd, 2012.
  • Site-specific contract at Willow Elementary
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • Conversation started
  • Relationship building
  • No immediate win no win
next steps
Next Steps
  • CDC evaluation
  • National interest
  • University of Texas CTG grant
membership survey results
Membership Survey Results

Thanks for your participation!

Irene Kratz, MA, RN

LAUSD Nursing Services

Jennifer Genens, MS, RD

Network for a Healthy CA - LAUSD

cdc walking as a vital sign
CDC Walking as a Vital Sign

Carly Marino, MSNetwork for a Healthy CALos Angeles Region

ciclavia connecting communities
CicLAviaConnecting Communities

Jacqueline Ramirez

Community Arts Resources

networking break resource walk
Networking Break & Resource Walk

Please visit our partner booths for more resources

tutti frutti instant recess stay healthy with fruit vegetables and exercise
Tutti Frutti Instant RecessStay Healthy with Fruit, Vegetables and Exercise!

Dr. Toni Yancey

Dr. Denise Woods

tutti frutti instant recess community practice
Tutti Frutti Instant RecessCommunity Practice

Zoe Phillips, MPH, CHES

Farm to Preschool Program

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Tutti Frutti Instant RecessCommunity Practice

Farm to Preschool – nutrition and garden-based program throughout LA and San Diego counties

In-class curriculum, local food activities, parent workshops, field trips and physical activity breaks

Tutti Frutti used as transitional exercises

Outside ↔ inside time

Between routines (e.g. group time ↔ play time)

Tutti Frutti easy to lead, easy to expand

“grab some grapes” can lead to “how do grapes grow” and “what else grows on vines”

evaluations please complete and return
EvaluationsPlease complete and return

Next meeting:

March 13, 2012

@ The CA Endowment

Have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the New Year!