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PROMOTING HEALTHY EATING AND ACTIVE LIVING


In partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and funded by First 5 LA, YWCA San Gabriel Valley has begun a new project to prevent and reduce childhood obesity in the communities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Citrus, La Puente, Pomona, Valinda, Vincent, West Covina, West Puente Valley. The program will focus on promoting healthy eating and increased physical activity for children ages 0-5 and their families. The Choose Health LA Kids program will include:

  • A parent collaborative to advocate for healthier policies.
  • Grocery store tours to educate parents about healthy food options.
  • Food demonstrations to provide healthy cooking options.
  • Parent education workshops to provide parenting and nutrition tips for children ages 0-5.
  • Restaurant program outreach to inform owners about the Choose
  • Health LA Restaurants program and encourage participation. The Choose Health LA Restaurants program will engage local restaurants to offer healthier options and smaller portions for children on their menus.


Food Assistance & Resources:

WIC Program

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of 5 years old in low and moderate income families. WIC provides nutrition services, breastfeeding support, and education services. To learn more, visit http://www.phfewic.org/

CalFresh Program

The CalFresh program is a Nutrition Assistance Program that helps low income individuals and families buy food that is healthy and nutritious. A person or family that is approved to have the CalFresh benefit will receive an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, just like an ATM card, to buy food at local supermarkets and grocery stores. To learn more, visit http://dpss.lacounty.gov/dpss/calfresh/default.cfm

For more information contact:

Program Manager, Choose Health LA Kids
YWCA San Gabriel Valley
(626)960-2995

Or visit the website at:
http://www.choosehealthla.com/kids/


Nutrition and Healthy
Lifestyle Resources
for Families with Children



Recursos de nutrición y estilo
de vida saludable para
familias con niños