The Network for a Healthy California – Los Angeles Region and the YMCA of Los Angeles have joined forces to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. In collaboration with Clear Channel Radio in Los Angeles, the Champions for Change radio and online promotion encourages parents to make sure that the start to this school year includes healthy changes in their kids diet and exercise. The promotion runs through mid-October and consists of radio and online ads, a Web site, e-mail blasts and an on-air/on-site contest.
The Network for a Healthy California – Los Angeles Region helps low-income individuals and communities overcome barriers to eating healthy and being active through improved access to nutritious food and safe environments. Through innovative partnerships with a variety of key stakeholders, the Network empowers low-income Angelenos to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and food security.
Hundreds of after-school centers and three camps held by the 25 YMCAs throughout L.A. County have helped people live balanced, healthy lives and build community. The YMCA offers a wide array of programs including aquatics, fitness and sports, along with camp, childcare and family fun. The YMCAs commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles is embodied in the motto they have used since the 1990s: “We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities.”