Friday, March 11, 2011

Training Healthy Living Promotores

Horton Parent Academic Liaison, Marigarita Bacigalupo, parent Maria Cruz, Horton Wellness Coordinator Rudy Dominguez and parent Francisca Perez.
Parent Academic Liaisons from Kimbrough and Horton elementary schools, and Mann Middle School, together with parents and the wellness coordinator, attended the San Diego County Office of Education Promotores Academy on February 15 and 17.

Promotoras are individuals who reflect their school community and reach out to parents to connect them to programs and resources.
Promotoras will invite parents to workshops and activities at their site that promote physical activity and healthy nutrition. School site workshops and activities include zumba classes for parents, family health fairs and other information on healthy shopping.

Healthy Works is the local Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program; a $16 million grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to address the obesity epidemic. Administered by the County of San Diego, Healthy Works partners the County with numerous community, governmental, and educational organizations to put into place environmental and systems strategies designed to improve health and wellness.

For more information, contact Vanessa Forsythe RN, MSN, District Wellness coordinator, at (858) 496-1089.

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