- (Public Value) UCANR: Promoting healthy people and communities
A ten month pilot program in Kings County addressed the obesity crisis among parents of young children through nutrition education and Bailoterapia Dance Exercise.
Many rural communities in California are finding inspiring solutions to the obesity crisis by leveraging local community strengths to promote healthy living. Kings County in California is largely a rural county with 80% of SNAP-Ed adults overweight or obese. The Corcoran Family Resource Center (FRC) located in Kings County identified a need to improve nutrition education and physical activity awareness among the parents of young children.
- Author: Mary L Blackburn
- Author: Katherine Uhde
230 seniors at seven low-income senior housing sites, became active gardeners after participating in UCCE Alameda wellness interventions and UC Master Gardener trainings.
The Center for Disease Control reported in 2017, older adults accounted for 22% of the U.S. population, surpassing children and adolescents aged 0–14 years (19%). Therefore, California is turning gray. UC ANR research emphasizes the need for senior-friendly prevention strategies to promote health and well-being among this fast growing segment of the population group. The human connection to plants and nature as a source of self-expression, sensory stimulation, wellbeing, physical.../h3>/h3>