UCCE's Anna Martin recognized for anti-obesity efforts

Feb 8, 2010

The Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program has singled out San Joaquin County's UC Cooperative Extension nutrition, family and consumer sciences advisor, Anna Martin, for helping create a healthier community.

Martin was one of 16 people and organizations to receive Cultivator Awards at a ceremony Jan. 29, according to a CCROPP news release. CCROPP honors one person or organization in each San Joaquin Valley county. Martin was the recipient in San Joaquin County. Regional awards were also presented.

Martin is chair of the CCROPP Council, Healthy San Joaquin. She manages the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and the Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program for San Joaquin County and is a member of the San Joaquin County Nutrition and Activity Coalition.

According to the news release, the Cultivator Awards highlight and celebrate a broad range of obesity-prevention efforts with a direct focus on changing environments and policies that promote healthy lifestyles.

The CCROPP news release was picked up by the Stockton Record.

By Jeannette E. Warnert
Author - Communications Specialist