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Nutrition & Physical Activity Program

   

About Us

Los Angeles County Nutrition & Physical Activity Program


3530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800; Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 351-7875, Fax: (213) 351-2793

 

Vision:

Healthy children and adults enjoy nutritious foods and are active in a supportive environment.

Mission:

To advance good nutrition practices and physical activity for all persons in Los Angeles County.

 

Nutrition Education Obesity Prevention Grant


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health receives funding from the California Department of Public Health to improve the dietary habits of individuals either enrolled in or eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Locally known as Champions for Change, the initiative brings together a broad range of community partners to implement comprehensive nutrition education and obesity prevention strategies and empower families and communities with information and resources to create healthier environments.

Champions for Change works to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity among low-income families by increasing knowledge of healthy eating and active living where people live, learn, work, play, pray and shop.  For more information visit: http://cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Health Disparities in Los Angeles County


In Los Angeles County, the prevalence of overweight and obesity is higher among low-income adults (65.5%) and children ages 2-4 years old (29.5%) and 5-19 years of age (35.6%) than higher income families. 

Barriers:

  • Limited access to healthy food, such as fresh produce in low-income communities leads to unhealthy diets and higher risks of obesity.
  • Cost is the primary barrier to eating more fruits and vegetables.
  • Limited access to outdoor areas hinders participation in physical activity.

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