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.
Welcome and introduction – impact of physical activity and access to resources
Membership survey results
CDC Walking as a Vital Sign
A World Fit for Kids!
Black Dog Yoga
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
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
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
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
Thanks for your participation!
Irene Kratz, MA, RN
LAUSD Nursing Services
Jennifer Genens, MS, RD
Network for a Healthy CA - LAUSD
Carly Marino, MSNetwork for a Healthy CALos Angeles Region
Community Arts Resources
Please visit our partner booths for more resources
Dr. Toni Yancey
Dr. Denise Woods
Zoe Phillips, MPH, CHES
Farm to Preschool Program
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”
March 13, 2012
@ The CA Endowment
Have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the New Year!