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Intervention Resources

Qualifying community organizations in California can request free materials through their Local Health Department. To purchase materials, please go to www.ChampionsForChangeMaterials.net. For questions, please contact the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) at (916) 449-5400.

 

General Audiences

Healthy Everyday Meals cookbook (PDF, ENG, 3.37MB)Opens in a new browser window
More recipe ideas are available on the Champions for Change website.

 

Children and Youth

Early Care and Education

Early childhood (zero to five age group) is an important time to help establish healthy habits and to expose children to a variety of healthy foods. Education can also be focused on parents and other adult caregivers (such as child care providers, pre-school teachers, aides, afterschool program leads, etc.).

Power Play! Campaign - Resources

The Power Play! Campaign uses activities and messaging in environments where children live, learn, and play. Low-resource sites can use its school and afterschool models to provide nutrition education lessons and physical activity energizers, cafeteria-based promotions, and youth engagement projects.

Youth Engagement

The Youth Engagement program is a public health initiative that works with youth ages 12-18 in low-resource areas. Youth leaders have been successful in showing stakeholders, community leaders, teachers, parents, and policy makers that youth should be a key part of the discussions and solutions development regarding the health and well-being of their communities.

 

Harvest of the Month

Harvest of the Month features ready-to-go tools and resources that can be used in diverse applications to support healthy eating and daily physical activity. These tools and resources can be used in a variety of settings, including: schools, daycare, and afterschool programs; retail food stores; farmers’ markets; worksites;  and other venues for agriculture and nutrition education.

 

Health Equity Campaigns

Toolbox for Community Educators
Originally developed by the Latino Campaign in 2004, the Toolbox was designed to give community educators lessons and exercises to teach low-income adults how to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. Available in English and Spanish.

Toolbox Community Empowerment: Community Change Success Stories
The Toolbox Community Empowerment Lessons and handouts show step-by-step ways to advocate for healthy changes in a community, supporting the work to implement policy, systems, and environmental change.

Community Events Manual- Conducting Successful Nutrition Education and Physical Activity Promotion at Community Events (PDF, 2MB)Opens in a new browser window
This manual provides easy-to-implement activities to connect with the low-income audience to increase their fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. Community Health Leaders can schedule training through their Local Health Department on implementing these manual-based interventions. A training video is also available to assist in training.

Guide for Presenting Rethink Your Drink at Community Events
The Guide for Presenting Rethink your Drink is based on the Community Events Manual. Part of the Rethink Your Drink Spin Wheel Kit, it outlines ways to use the Rethink Your Drink display and spin wheel materials to engage the public in a fun and interactive way in a conversation about healthy drink options.

Potter the Otter materials from the Rethink Your Drink Campaign
In English, Spanish and Chinese. Designed for early childhood education, the popular “Potter the Otter” characters from the book series created by First 5 Santa Clara are featured in worksheets, tips sheets, posters, and handouts. The worksheets and online activities reinforce key nutrition education points.

Beverages: Make Every Sip Count (PDF, Eng/Spa, 1.18MB) | (PDF, 1.75MB, Eng/Vie)Opens in a new browser window
This information sheet supports healthy beverage education with information on label reading, serving size, and tips on choosing healthy drinks. Developed in collaboration with the Dairy Council of California and the Orange County Nutrition & Physical Activity Collaborative.

 

African American Campaign

“Legacy of Health” Media Campaign and Website
This statewide media campaign includes a website, billboards, and radio ads designed to increase self-efficacy among African American families to start healthier traditions in their households and communities. See the Legacy of Health website.

Soulful Recipes cookbook (PDF, 5.45MB)Opens in a new browser window See more recipe ideas at legacyofhealth.net.

 

American Indian/Alaska Native Campaign

Deer Meat Stew recipe card (PDF, 1MB)Opens in a new browser window
Recipe for a healthy stew that satisfies the whole family while honoring the deer.

AIAN MyPlate photo:  Deer Meat Stew (JPG, 2.59MB)Opens in a new browser window

Salmon recipe card (PDF)Opens in a new browser window
Acknowledging the importance of salmon as part of a healthy diet and a healthy spirit.

AIAN MyPlate photo: Grilled Salmon (JPG, Landscape, 2.05MB) | (JPG, Portrait, 3.62MB)Opens in a new browser window

 

Asian American Campaign

Healthy Chinese Cuisine cookbook (PDF, Eng/Chi, 4.28MB)Opens in a new browser window

Ten Tips Series
The Ten Tips Nutrition Education Series created by the USDA provides consumers and professionals with high quality, easy-to-follow tips in a convenient, printable format. The Asian Campaign has translated the following flyers into Hmong (HMN), Vietnamese (VIE), and Chinese (CHI), as noted.

MyPlate Photos

 

Latino Campaign

Media Campaign and Website: A mis hijos no (Not My Kids)
This statewide media campaign includes websites, billboards, and radio ads designed to increase self-efficacy among Latino families to start making healthy changes in their households and communities. See the Spanish and English websites:  Amishijosno.net and NotMyKids.net.

The Flavors of my Kitchen* cookbook (PDF, ENG, 4.39MB) | (PDF, SPA, 5.92MB)
* 2012 Bronze Award from the National Public Health Information Council

Healthy Latino Recipes cookbook (PDF, ENG, 2.54MB) Available only in PDF 

More recipe ideas at Amishijosno.net http://amishijosno.net/ | NotMyKids.net

 

Physical Activity Integration Program

The Physical Activity Integration Program promotes increased daily physical activity for adults and children by integrating physical activity messages and interventions within nutrition education.

Resources

 

Retail Program

The Retail Program facilitates partnerships between qualifying neighborhood stores and community health agencies to help increase the consumption and purchase of fruits and vegetables among CalFresh-eligible Californians.  It also provides retailers statewide with a unique variety of tools, resources, and outreach activities to inspire healthy change among consumers.

Resources

Merchandising Materials

 

Rethink Your Drink Campaign

The Rethink Your Drink Campaign’s primary goals are to: educate low-income Californians about healthy drink options; help identify drinks with added sugar; and make the link between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and health risks.

Resources

Curriculum

Healthy Beverage Recipes

Recipes for healthy beverage options that don't include added sugars.

Guide for Presenting Rethink Your Drink at Community Events
The Guide for Presenting Rethink your Drink is based on the Community Events Manual. Part of the Rethink Your Drink Spin Wheel Kit, it outlines ways to use the Rethink Your Drink display and spin wheel materials to engage the public in a fun and interactive way in a conversation about healthy drink options.

 

Worksite Program

The Worksite Program works with employers throughout California to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity at workplaces; foster supportive work environments that encourage healthy lifestyle choices; and establish public policies that bolster health promotion efforts at worksites.

Fit Business Kit

 

 
 
Last modified on: 8/16/2016 4:07 PM