CPHP provides education and support to Head Start and qualifying preschool sites to promote the consumption of healthy foods, daily physical activity and positive health behaviors specific to obesity prevention.
School Based Campaigns
CPHP provides classroom lessons, promotional materials, cafeteria teachable moments, parent programs, and technical assistance related to policy, systems, and environmental change that encourage healthy behaviors. CPHP aims to make schools a happy and healthy place for children to learn and be well.
Out of School Time
CPHP extends its services outside of the classroom by offering nutrition education and support to park districts, summer camps and after school sites. These fun interactive nutrition education sessions keep children moving as they learn about the importance of healthy eating to promote children’s healthy growth and development. Other focus areas include summer meals promotion and policy/advocacy for creating healthy environments.
Adult Health Education
The adult health education intervention focuses on teaching adult audiences the importance of selecting nutrient rich foods and being physically active on a daily basis and collaborates with organizations to create healthy communities by promoting urban agriculture, and community gardening.
Working in partnership with local faith-based intuitions, CPHP promotes healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention in communities of faith. Based on the Faithful Families program, CPHP works with faith-based leaders, health ministries, and congregants to provide engaging health education and create policy, system, and environmental changes that support healthy behaviors at faith-based organizations.
The Emergency Food intervention targets local food banks and member agencies across the state to provide interactive nutrition and physical education and engagement in policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to improve diet and health among food insecure individuals, families and communities.
Healthy Corner Stores
The Healthy Corner Store initiative implements strategies to improve the availability of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat foods in corner stores and promotes healthy food purchasing through direct education at corner stores, grocery stores and farmer’s markets.