Community Health Awareness Program

Arrowhead United Way (AUW) is a second year recipient of the Kaiser Permanente Community Benefits Program. With health as a priority, AUW's goal is to increase awareness, knowledge, skills and motivation that develop healthy lifestyles and eating habits among children and adults.

AUW selects highly skilled health educators from Loma Linda University School of Public Health to teach nutrition and healthy living classes throughout our service area. The month long series consists of four workshops where participants learn about eating healthy through cooking demonstrations and recipes, the benefits of an active lifestyle, diabetes and obesity prevention, portion control and how to read and understand the food plate. Classes are held in all types of locations from schools to healthcare clinics, the Mexican Consulate, and our partner agencies.

For the funding year, the target goal is to reach 500 individuals. So far, approximately 300 individuals have completed the series of 4 nutrition classes have had a 97% attendance rate! Here are a few testimonies from participants:

"I really enjoyed learning about what foods are good for you and which ones are bad. I didn't know that eating healthy foods could taste so good!"
-8th grader at Holy Rosary School

"Thank you for the nutrition classes. I learned about whole wheat breads and the importance of eating a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables."
-Beneficiary of Veronica's Home of Mercy

 

For more information, or if you or your organization is interested in participating in these nutrition classes please contact Rebecca Martin at RebeccaM@ahuw.org.

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