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Los Angeles County Nutrition & Physical Activity Program


Nutrition Program Featured at 2019 SNAP-Ed LIA Forum Poster Session

Nutrition and Physical Activity Program Poster Session

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program had 2 abstract posters accepted at this year's SNAP-Ed LIA Forum in Sacramento, CA. Fatinah Darwish, MPH, RD presented her poster on leveraging social media to promote food programs.pdf icon Xochitl Valvidia, MS, RD, Tania Marquez, MPH, and Victoria Quintero presented their poster on conducting key informant interviews with peer educatorspdf icon in Los Angeles County.

Nutrition Program Wins Two Awards!

Nutrition program awards

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program was recognized by the California Department of Public Health, Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch for Exceptional Media and Communications and Excellence in Programs.


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.

Healthy Snack Day

Celebrate Healthy Snack Day with Healthy Snacking

On August 29, 2018, over 350 organizations across California celebrated Healthy Snack Day. Healthy snacking can be easy and affordable; and the right snacks can help adults and children live healthier. Watch NBC coverage of Program Director, Dipa Shah-Patel, MPH, RD, discuss Healthy Snack Day. Interested in holding future Healthy Snack Day events? Check out and download these Healthy Snack Day resources.

Healthy Snack Day Participation

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

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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