First 5 Parent Volunteers Advocate for Young Children in Sacramento

Parent leaders from First 5 Contra Costa’s Regional Groups joined 750 participants at the 15th annual Immigrant Advocacy Day in Sacramento earlier this summer to educate legislators about the needs and challenges facing young immigrant children and children of immigrant parents.

Regional Group members, who participate in one panerai replica of three groups organized and supported by First 5 Contra Costa, met with local lawmakers including Senator Mark DeSaulnier, Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, and Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan. Continue reading

Kaiser’s $1 Million Grant to Help Monument Community

Healthy OptionsAs an active participant in Healthy and Active Before 5, I am thrilled that our collaborative in partnership with the Monument Community Partnership (MCP) has received a rolex replica watches three-year $1 million grant from Kaiser to fight obesity in the Monument Corridor.

The investment is part of Kaiser Permanente’s new $10 million HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Zones initiative designed to make healthy choices more accessible to people in underserved communities.

In the Monument community, overweight and obesity rates at most local elementary schools range from 36 to 61 percent. As a direct result of the obesity epidemic, children’s doctors are seeing a significant rise in chronic illness in children. Obese children are more than twice as likely to have type 2 diabetes as children of normal weight. Continue reading