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Los Angeles County Nutrition & Physical Activity Program
NEWS AND UPDATES
Nutrition Program Featured at 2019 SNAP-Ed LIA Forum Poster Session
The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program was recognized by the California Department of Public Health, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch for Exceptional Medial and Communications and Excellence in Programs.
PRESS RELEASES & MEDIA
On September 28, 2017, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a new report on the state of food insecurity in the county. More than half a million households earning less than 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL) are food insecure, which means many people face barriers purchasing nutritional foods at some time during the year. The report includes a series of recommendations for multi-sector partnership and innovation to increase access to healthy foods.
See our press release and read more about food insecurity rates in Los Angeles County.
We participated in Healthy Snack Day by conducting healthy food demonstrations at Northgate Market and distributed free Champion for Change recipe books and resources. Our Program Manager, Xochitl Valdivia, MS, RD was interviewed by Telemundo 52 on healthy and unhealthy snack food items.
Heart Health Awareness Month
We hosted a food demonstration at Adventist White Memorial Medical Center's Living Well Fair with Farmers' Market. White Memorial and the American Heart Association kick off a special awareness campaign in the NICU. In addition, the event highlighted the Vive Bien older adult wellness program. See the news coverage featured with ABC.
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