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2019 SNAP-ED LIA Forum Poster Sessions, Sacramento, CA

Live from LA! Leveraging Social Media to Promote Healthy Eating:
Fatinah Darwish, MPH, RD, Kiran Saluja, MPH, RD, Rigo Reyes, Denise Gee, MPH, RD, Carlos Portillo, Gabriela Gomez, Natalie Riguero, Judith Topete, Miria Soria, and Maria Beltran

In Los Angeles County, nearly 1 out of 3 households are food insecure. Participating in food assistance programs, such as CalFresh and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) increases access to healthy foods and reduces food insecurity. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about who can participate that deter eligible people from accessing these programs. Read more about using social media to promote food assistance programs.pdf icon

Increase Food Assistance Program Participation

Learning from the Champions – Peer to Peer Educators in the Community
Xochitl Valdivia, MS, RD, and Tania Marquez, MPH

Peer Education

Peer educators have become recognized local leaders inspiring behavior change through delivery of engaging nutrition and physical activity education. To increase capacity and deliver services to SNAP-Ed eligible communities in a culturally appropriate manner, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducted key informant interviews with peer educators throughout LA County. Read more about the interviews and results.pdf icon

Advancing Community Prevention through the Champions for Change Peer-to-Peer Projects

The Prevention Institute examined SNAP-Ed peer-to-peer projects to better understand the facilitators and barriers to success, determine recommendations for improvement, and inform future program planning and service delivery. Download the full report (pdf).pdf icon

Prevention Institute

Inspiring Healthy Communities: Empowering Youth in Los Angeles County

The Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition partnered with Converge Research and Training to examine project implementation, successes, and challenges to inform and refine future youth engagement programs for Los Angeles County. Read more about the research methods used to conduct the report and Download the full report (pdf).pdf icon.

Inspiring healthy communities

Case Stories: School Wellness Policy Implementation and Gardens in Faith Based Settings

Ad Lucem Consulting developed case stories on school wellness policy and gardens in faith based settings to assist program planning and identify characteristics for effective implementation. Click here to access the case stories. Check out the video on the right to learn more about gardening in a faith-based setting.

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