Thursday, June 24, 2010

PARENTS IN ACTON: Engaging parents in local schools student wellness policies

from California Project Lean |

24 June 2010 --California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) (CPL), a joint program of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute, focuses on y outh and parent empowerment, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions. CPL’s mission is to increase healthy eating and physical activity to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

CPL works with state and local physical activity and nutrition leaders, and key school and community organizations, to conduct programs in communities throughout California. Through an infrastructure of regional coordinators, CPL implements local interventions that increase opportunities for Californians to eat healthfully and be physically active.

For a tool kit on engaging parents in school wellness policies, check out Parents in Action: A Guide to Engaging Parents in Local School Wellness Policy. Available in English Spanish.

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