Below are descriptions of the Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative Task Force initiatives for 2011-2012. Each task force is based on emerging needs identified by HEAL members in the Gold Country Region. To get involved, please contact Dana Fields-Johnson, Program Administrator, Health Education Council at 916-556-3344 x121 or DFieldsJohnson@healthedcouncil.org
Rethink Your Drink (RYD) Initiative
The Rethink Your Drink campaign is focused on decreasing sugar intake from the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, artificial juices, and energy drinks. The HEAL Collaborative, its partner agencies, along with community stakeholders seek to promote awareness, education and policy change surrounding beverage choices throughout the 14 Gold Country Region. This taskforce will make use of existing resources and toolkits, and will work to find innovative ways to engaging youth and the general community to champion the effort. Each county will adapt the initiative as appropriate for their population.
*RYD Training Materials* *RYD Tracking Survey*
The Five C's of Sugar
FAQ's about Sugar
Ice Breaker Activity
Local Soda Policies
RYD Pre Test
RYD Post Test
RYD Train the Trainer Evaluation
RYD Presentation Guide
RYD Training Checklist
Be Sugar Savvy - Students 3 Day Activity
Be Sugar Savvy!
READ - BUBBLING OVER:SODA CONSUMPTION AND ITS LINK TO OBESITY IN CALIFORNIA
READ: CALIFORNIA'S SODA TAX: HELPING CASH-STRAPPED COMMUNITIES PROTECT CHILDREN'S HEALTH
Get the Facts: Current obesity statistics in seven counties and what you can do!
Healthy Choices on a Budget
In response to current economic challenges, HEAL Collaborative members determined the need for nutrition education opportunities that support how to eat healthy and be active on a limited budget.
In the Counties that participate in this initiative, partners will be identified who can provide skill based training on cooking, gardening, food preservation, budgeting, and physical activity, alongside Nutrition Education to create opportunities to provide this education to our target populations.
Additionally, to help resolve barriers to eating healthy & being active in their environment, "Champions" will be identified who can work to promote policy & environment changes that support healthy choices. As a result of this initiative, new policies & promising practices will be identified and a "Healthy Choices on a Budget Toolkit" will be compiled as an educational resource to use to engage other organizations, youth and the general community to champion this effort. Each county will adapt the initiative as appropriate for their population.
- Email: Dana Fields-Johnson
- Phone: 916.556.3344
FORMS (pdf format)
- Promising Practices Form
- Have a great program or event you would like to share?
- New Member Form
- Would you like to join the Heal Collaborative?
- Issue Paper
- Access to Healthy foods: The Challenges and Implication for Food Stamp Eligible Recipients in Low-Income Neighborhoods.