Champions are vital to the Champions for Change program and the statewide movement for healthier change. They help to demonstrate that change is possible in every home and community, no matter the obstacles. Through their stories and experiences, they inspire, inform and empower others to follow their lead in making small changes that add up to big health improvements.
Champions for Change speak up for healthy change in their communities. They identify needs in their neighborhoods, like improving lighting on walking paths or increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. they work with other community leaders and policy makers to create changes in their community that will help everyone live healthier, more active lives.
Below you will find some of the Champions in the Central Valley who are a catalyst for change.
This material was produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch with funding from USDA SNAP-Ed, known in California as CalFresh. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious food for better health. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. For important nutrition information, visit www.CaChampionsForChange.net.