Choose Health LA Child Care
Choose Health LA Child Care (CHLACC) is a Los Angeles county-wide program to promote healthy nutrition and physical activity for children in child care. CHLACC is generously funded by First 5 LA, and managed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. The Resource and Referral member agencies of the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles provide fun nutrition and physical activity workshops for childcare providers. Workshops are hosted regularly at the Resource and Referral agencies, and trainers will conduct a training on site at Child Care Centers. We also have trained specialists who are available to visit child care sites to help providers achieve their nutrition and physical activity goals. If you are a childcare provider and are interested in attending one of our workshops or scheduling a trainer to come to your child care center please contact your local Resource and Referral Agency. If you are unsure which that is, please enter your zip code/city into the prompt on this link or call 1-888-92-CHILD.
Created through a collaboration of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles, and funded by First 5 LA, Choose Health LA Child Care (CHLACC) is one component of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative (ECOPI).
With many children spending the majority of their day in a child care setting, CHLACC aimed to reduce the prevalence of obesity among children in child care by providing nutrition and physical activity training and coaching to child care providers and disseminating information to parents. Through the Resource and Referral agencies, over 600 CHLACC workshops were conducted from 2013 to 2016 to educate providers on topics related to obesity prevention, such as breastfeeding, nutrition, physical activity, reducing screen time, and environment and policy change. Providers who attended a CHLACC training were able to receive up to two one-on-one coaching sessions that focused on setting and achieving a goal related to the topics covered in the training. The following links highlight the program’s successes, what we learned, and future steps.
For more information, contact:
Jeanie Park, MPH CHES
Health Programs Coordinator