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The Nutrition Program works with Federal, State and local agencies and organizations to support health and nutrition throughout Los Angeles County. The following is a list of groups the Nutrition Program is actively involved with:

  • Los Angeles Collaborative (LACOLLAB)
    The Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy, Active Children was formed to address the epidemic of overweight and unfit children in Los Angeles County. It is comprised of a group of over 100 stakeholders. For more information contact Lauren Neel at lneel@ph.lacounty.gov.
     
  • Asian Pacific Islander-Obesity Prevention Alliance (API-OPA)
    The Asian Pacific Islander-Obesity Prevention Alliance (API-OPA), formally known as the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Obesity Workgroup, was founded in 2005. API-OPA is a collaborative of community-based organizations, county, state, and federal health agencies. API-OPA’s mission is “To empower the Asian Pacific (API) community to improve their health by recognizing health disparities and to improve/address social, cultural, environmental, and political factors that contribute to the growing rates of obesity among API residents in LA County.” For more information, please contact Jessica Lim, MS, Project Coordinator at jlim@ltsc.org
     
  • California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists (CCLHDN)
    The California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists (CCLHDN) consists of a professional nutritionist from each local health department in California. It is an affiliate of the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO). As the only public health nutrition organizations of CCLHO we: Advise CCLHO on nutrition policy and practice; Increase the awareness and effectiveness of community nutrition services at the local and state levels through statewide coordination and collaboration. For more information, or membership, please contact Cindy Young, MS, RD, Nutritionist, County of Los Angeles-Department of Health Services, Nutrition Program at ciyoung@ph.lacounty.gov

  • California Dietetic Association/Los Angeles District (LAD)
    The California Dietetic Association/Los Angeles District (LAD) is an organization of Registered Dietitians (RDs), Diet Technician Registered (DTRs), dietetic interns, and students. LAD members assist the Nutrition Program by providing volunteers for the Ask the Dietitian Program. For more information, visit: http://dietitian.org/d_lad/lad_index.html

  • Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC)
    The Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) Initiative is a statewide effort funded by The California Endowment to improve the food and physical activity environments of school-age children and to create momentum for widespread changes in the policies and practices that contribute to the rising rates of childhood obesity. For more information, visit: www.healthyeatingactivecommunities.org

  • Contract Artificial Trans Fat Action Team (CATFAT)
    The Contract Artificial Trans Fat Action Team (CATFAT) was formed in July 2007 to address a board mandate from a meeting that was held on January 30, 2007 that instructed LA County Public Health to "develop contract language which requires operators of food facilities which prepare and serve food in County buildings to comply with limits on trans fat..." CATFAT consists of representatives from various county departments that are affected by this board mandate. For more information, please contact Joyce Nakashima, MS, RD at jnakashima@ph.lacounty.gov

  • Healthy Weight for Women of Reproductive Age Action Learning Collaborative (HWALC)
    The Healthy Weight for Women of Reproductive Age Action Learning Collaborative was formed to involve and work as a community to improve the health of women of reproductive age. The purpose of the Action Learning Collaborative is to bring together five multi-disciplinary teams to strengthen partnerships, implement evidence-based strategies, build community participation and overcome challenges for improving preventive health for women of reproductive age. The lead agency is Los Angeles County Public Health Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program. For more information, please contact Eleanor Long at elong@ph.lacounty.gov
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