Presentation on theme: "Quarterly Meeting September 20, 2012. Vision Children and families of Los Angeles County are physically active, eat healthy foods, and live in communities."— Presentation transcript:
Vision Children and families of Los Angeles County are physically active, eat healthy foods, and live in communities where policies and environments promote a healthy lifestyle.
Mission To reduce the epidemic of unfit and overweight children and families in Los Angeles County by increasing innovative partnerships in order to plan and implement initiatives that make it easier for underserved populations to adopt lifestyles that include healthy eating and physical activity.
Today’s Agenda Welcome and introduction Membership survey – PLEASE FILL OUT Hunger Hits Home screening Panel discussion with experts Physical activity break Break & mini grant gallery Mini grantees successes & showcase More successes! Announcements, opportunity drawing, evaluations
About the Mini-Grants A total of $25,000 is available –In 2011-2012, 4 projects were funded Maximum of $5,000 awarded per agency/individual Currently funded projects –LIFT For Teens – Levantate! –USC School for Early Childhood Education –City of El Monte –Healthy Kids at PACE Head Start Final year of mini grants
Funding Priority Areas Mini-Grant projects provide direct nutrition education to SNAP-eligible populations Rethink Your Drink (2011-2012) Nutrition education with physical activity Integration
Rethink Your Drink – In The News New York City – passed “The Big Gulp Ordinance” last week El Monte – soda tax on November ballot City of Los Angeles – proposal from the City Council AB685 on Gov. Brown’s desk [Your name here]
LA Collaborative Lending Library Plus much more!
Membership Survey Please fill out now and “trade” in for a raffle ticket Chance to win a produce box from South Central Farmers!
Hunger Hits Home - Panel Jen Jinks, Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Campaign Cheryl Johnson, Compton Unified School District Jessica Jones, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank Moderator: Nikki Edwards, California Food Policy Advocates
Physical Activity Break Andy Padilla Health Net of CA
Break Please visit grantees and their materials from this year’s Mini Grants!
Mini Grant Showcase LIFT For Teens – Levantate –Maureen Feldman USC School for Early Childhood Education –Maribel Martinez, William Lopez, Cynthia Fuente City of El Monte Health and Wellness –Brenda Moreno Felix Healthy Kids of PACE Head Start –Cary Kreutzer and Mandeep Kaur