Collaborative for Healthy, Active Children
was formed in February 18, 2003 to address the
epidemic of overweight and unfit children and their
families in Los Angeles County by putting into
action recommendations of The Los Angeles County
Physical Fitness and Nutrition Task Force
Paving the Way for
Physically Fit and Healthy Children
Findings and Recommendations Report, August 2002.
. With leadership from
the Los Angeles County Children’s Power—Play!
Community Coalition, Los Angeles Region Project LEAN
(Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition)
Coalition and support from the Network for a
Healthy California – California Department of
Public Health, the collaborative is made up of over
100 stakeholders including school districts, Head
Start providers, health care providers,
community-based organizations, DPH Programs,
Department of Parks and Recreation and faith-based
organizations, the American Heart Association,
American Diabetes Association, American Cancer
Society, Dairy Council of California and California
Food Policy Advocates. By sharing their resources,
expertise and influence, members are expanding the
reach of their individual programs and addressing
crucial nutrition and physical activity health
issues and disparities in the County.
This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Network for a Healthy California with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.cachampionsforchange.net.