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SNAP-Ed Champions for Change
SNAP-Ed Champions for Change

The SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) program aims to "make the healthy choice the easy choice" for residents of Mariposa County. This includes:

  • Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables
  • Replacing sugary beverages with water, and,
  • Enjoying fun, low-cost physical activity each day

Working with community partners, we look for potential policy, systems and environmental change strategies to improve the health of our community.                        

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Schools:

  • From October to December 2017, our Educators provided “healthy eating and being active” classroom instruction to over 550 students in 24 classrooms at Mariposa Elementary School, Lake Don Pedro Elementary, and Greeley Hill Elementary School.  Our interactive curriculum is standards based, and features tastings, physical activity, and parent newsletters.
  • We are an active participant on the MCUSD School Wellness Policy Committee, providing technical assistance on USDA required policy updates for school wellness policies.
  • Future plans: Continue classroom education, with an addition of  the "Smarter Lunchrooms Movement" strategies, easy no or low-cost ways to nudge students towards the healthiest lunchroom choice. 
  • Assist with school garden refurbishment and maintenance in alignment with our garden based curriculum. 
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Community:

  • Monthly collaboration at USDA emergency food distribution events in Mariposa, Greeley Hill, and the Senior Brown Bag event. We enjoy meeting participants who sample recipes, and receive recipes and tips on eating healthy on a budget. 
  • Coordination with the Wellness Center at Mariposa County Human Services to provide adult healthy eating and cooking classes, and tips on how to stay active.
  • Future plans:  Collaborate with local food pantries, and Merced County Food Bank to implement healthy food choice and donation strategies. 

          
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Keep in Touch with Us!


“Like” and “Follow” the Mariposa County Health Department Facebook page, and look for
our posts with easy, fresh recipes from Champions for Change and Eatfresh.org!



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Secondhand Smoke 

 

The harmful effects of tobacco do not end with the user.  There is no risk-free level of exposure 
to secondhand smoke.  Secondhand tobacco smoke causes heart disease, lung cancer, and 
stroke in adults, and can lead to more severe asthma attacks and respiratory and ear infections 
for children.   Learn more about the harmful impact of SHS at TobaccoFreeCA.com
SHS

In Mariposa County, our Smoking & Tobacco Use Ordinance provides the health benefits of 
smoke-free air at our County Parks, transit stops and near workplace entryways.

We can enjoy the benefits of smoke-free places in other areas where people gather or live.

 




 

Secondhand Smoke 


The harmful effects of tobacco do not end with the user.  There is no risk-free level of exposure 
to secondhand smoke.  Secondhand tobacco smoke causes heart disease, lung cancer, and 
stroke in adults, and can lead to more severe asthma attacks and respiratory and ear infections 
for children.   Learn more about the harmful impact of SHS at TobaccoFreeCA.com
SHS

In Mariposa County, our Smoking & Tobacco Use Ordinance provides the health benefits of 
smoke-free air at our County Parks, transit stops and near workplace entryways.

We can enjoy the benefits of smoke-free places in other areas where people gather or live.
Mariposa County Health & Wellness Coalition

"All Mariposa County residents will have access to opportunities to be healthy and well." 
This is the mission of the Mariposa County Health & Wellness Coalition, with representation from many areas including non-profit agencies, healthcare providers, county services, child services, businesses, and individuals. The Coalition's priority focus areas are prevention, active living, healthy eating and a clean environment.  Collaborative work of the coalition helps promote healthy lifestyles, including reducing the use and availability of tobacco products.   
Join us by contacting the Tobacco Education Program at 209-966-3689.  

Note: Facilitation of the MCH&W Coalition is provided by the Mariposa County Health Department, Tobacco Education Program. The Coalition does not operate under the jurisdiction of Mariposa County.

Mariposa County Health & Wellness Coalition

"All Mariposa County residents will have access to opportunities to be healthy and well." 
This is the mission of the Mariposa County Health & Wellness Coalition, with representation from many areas including non-profit agencies, healthcare providers, county services, child services, businesses, and individuals. The Coalition's priority focus areas are prevention, active living, healthy eating and a clean environment.  Collaborative work of the coalition helps promote healthy lifestyles, including reducing the use and availability of tobacco products.   
Join us by contacting the Tobacco Education Program at 209-966-3689.  

Note: Facilitation of the MCH&W Coalition is provided by the Mariposa County Health Department, Tobacco Education Program. The Coalition does not operate under the jurisdiction of Mariposa County.

Mariposa County Health & Wellness Coalition

"All Mariposa County residents will have access to opportunities to be healthy and well." 
This is the mission of the Mariposa County Health & Wellness Coalition, with representation from many areas including non-profit agencies, healthcare providers, county services, child services, businesses, and individuals. The Coalition's priority focus areas are prevention, active living, healthy eating and a clean environment.  Collaborative work of the coalition helps promote healthy lifestyles, including reducing the use and availability of tobacco products.   
Join us by contacting the Tobacco Education Program at 209-966-3689.  

Note: Facilitation of the MCH&W Coalition is provided by the Mariposa County Health Department, Tobacco Education Program. The Coalition does not operate under the jurisdiction of Mariposa County.


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