Regional Programs

Children's Power Play! Campaign

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The Network for a Healthy California - Children's Power Play! Campaign is a public health initiative led by the California Department of Public Health. Its purpose is to motivate and empower California’s elementary school-aged children to eat 3 to 5 cups of fruits and vegetables and get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. These objectives are designed to improve children’s short-term health and reduce their long-term risk of chronic diseases, especially cancer, heart disease, and obesity. Children's Power Play! is currently funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), known in California as CalFresh, to target children from income-qualifying families.

Bring Power Play! to your Orange County school or after school program:

Contact Gaby Gregg, Power Play! Campaign Manager (714) 899-3684, ext. 5316

Latino Campaign

latino_muralThe Network for a Healthy California – Latino Campaign is a public health initiative led by the California Department of Public Health. Its purpose is to empower low-income Latino adults and their families to consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and enjoy physical activity every day. The Latino Campaign also works with communities throughout California to create environments where these behaviors are socially supported and accessible. The fruit, vegetable, and physical activity objectives are designed to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, especially cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Bring Latino Campaign activities to Orange County festivals, farmers' markets, medical sites, and community settings:

Contact Maria Rosas, Latino Campaign Manager
(714) 899-3684, ext. 5311

LHAM Events

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2008: "Creating Pathways to a Healthy Life"

Anaheim
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2009: "Sustaining the Health for Our Generations"

Orange
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2010: "Health is Within Your Reach"

Placentia
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Retail Program

The Network for a Healthy California – Retail Program is a hispanic_mom_shopping_smpublic health project led by the California Department of Public Health. Its purpose is to facilitate partnerships between neighborhood stores and community health agencies to help increase the consumption and purchase of fruits and vegetables among Cal Fresh eligible Californians. The Retail Program provides retailers statewide with a unique variety of tools, resources, and outreach activities to inspire healthy change among consumers.

Learn more about Retail Program activities, such as food demonstrations, store tours, and in-store merchandising:

Contact Elsa Amezcua, Retail Program Manager (714) 834-7842

  • Learn how Fruit and Veggie Fest activities have helped shoppers to "eat right when money's tight":

Fruit and Veggie Fest Events

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2008: "Enjoy the Bounty of California"

Santa Ana
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2009: "Eat Right When Money's Tight"

San Clemente
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2010: "A Healthy Life Begins in Your Shopping Cart"

Costa Mesa
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2011: "Snack Everyday the Healthy Way"

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Worksite Program

The Network for a Healthy California – Worksite Programfarm_workers is a public health initiative led by the California Department of Public Health. Its purpose is to empower low-income workers to consume the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables and enjoy physical activity every day. The fruit and vegetable and physical activity objectives are designed to reduce the risks of chronic diseases, especially cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

Learn more about Worksite Program activities and how to create a healthier workplace:

Contact Henry Torres, Worksite Program Manager (714) 834-8130

List of OC Worksites

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ITT Interconnect Solutions, Santa Ana

June 2008

Cal-Val Company, Costa Mesa

November 2008

International Seal, Santa Ana

December 2008

Goodwill Industries of Orange County, Santa Ana

June 2009

MS International, Inc., Orange

October 2009

Physical Activity (PA) Specialistboy_on_bike

The PA Specialists are charged with the task of integrating physical activity into all Network-funded nutrition education efforts and programs that work with the Regional Networks, the California Fruit and Vegetables Campaigns, Local Incentive Award Programs, Faith-based programs, Food Security Initiatives, and other Special Projects. Some of the responsibilities may include, but not limited to: creation of a regional physical activity and nutrition resource directory that includes information on low-cost and accessible community physical activities, empowering and training others on physical activity integration and resources through technical assistance and “train-the-trainer” events, and extending the work of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to Network partners.

Learn how the PA Specialist can help you enhance your Orange County nutrition education efforts:

Contact Frank Hernandez, PA Specialist (714) 796-8022