Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
One member of the Healthy Moms program stated, "I have taken time to plan meals based on healthier choices." This mom was one of the 232 parents to complete the program in 2014. Of those adults, 86% improved in their nutrition practices, such as planning their meals, making healthy food choices, reading nutrition labels, and encouraging children to eat breakfast.
We continue to collaborate with community agencies, such as the Pregnancy Care Center, California Tribal and Yurok Tribe TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services, Bonnie Brown and lee Brown Programs, and the family Resource Centers.
In addition to the adult program, we graduated 90 youth at Crescent Elk Middle School in Del Norte County. Although many youth struggle with making healthy food choices, our program helps guide their decision-making process through the Eat Fit program, which focuses on goal setting, label reading, breakfast, exercise, and advertising.
One student shared the challenge and her triumph: "Even though sweets aren't healthy, they are nice once in a while, but veggies are great all the time. So are fruits." Of the graduates, 80% improved their ability to make healthy food choices that are consistent with federal dietary recommendations.
All classes are taught in English or Spanish by Jessica Rebholtz. For more information, you may contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.