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Champions for Change Grantee Highlights
Read about the work that our Champion for Change grantees are implementing across Los Angeles County.
Champions for Change and Adventist Health White Memorial Partner to increase
Access to Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Farm Stand 2.0: Health Promotion through Participatory Design
Health Academy is an after-school program operated by National Health Foundation (NHF) at Thomas Jefferson Senior High in Los Angeles. In the Health Academy, students work towards Champions for Change goals by focusing on nutrition education, policy, systems & environmental changes, and civic engagement. The students successfully launched a Mini Farm Stand Project to increase access to healthy food.
Addressing Food Insecurity at Northeast Valley Health Corporation
Keeping the Community in Corner Store Health Retail Transformation
The Sustainable Economic Enterprises – Los Angeles (SEE-LA) provides services to Watts and South Los Angeles. These communities have among the highest rates of adult and childhood obesity in Los Angeles County and limited resources to support healthy lifestyles. They face barriers to healthy living due to social and environmental factors such as lack of healthy retail food outlets. SEE-LA implemented healthy retail interventions at small corner stores to increase the availability of healthy foods in these vulnerable communities.
Youth Policy Institute: The Culture of Champions
Youth Policy Institute (YPI) is a community-based nonprofit organization currently implementing 69 federal, state, local and private grants. As of August 2018, YPI’s Health & Wellness (H&W) Department has provided 243 nutrition education workshops and 689 physical activity classes to program participants. The H&W team has been able to provide in-classroom nutrition education and incorporate outdoor learning as part of the school day thanks to the implementation of 10 new community school gardens.
2019 SNAP-Ed LIA Forum Poster Sessions
South Central Youth Work Together to Drive Healthy Retail Changes in Neighborhood Markets
National Health Foundation" (NHF) utilized the framework of youth participatory action research to establish Health Academy, a school-based youth task force, to address the lack of healthy food available in South Los Angles. Using the CX3 assessment, Health Academy assessed 7 local corner markets and used this information to identify feasible action steps to improve corner store markets. Read more about the Health Academy’s work and impact.
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