African American Campaign

Network for a Healthy California African American Campaign

County of Riverside Department of Public Health Nutrition Services

California Department of Public Health  

Desert Sierra Region

Our Mission

Empowering low-income African American families to make healthy food choices and be physically active through education, advocacy, and community empowerment.

About the Program:

  • The Network for a Healthy California African American Campaign is designed to improve health in the low-income African American community by providing education about healthy eating and physical activity and empowering it with positive strategies for creating healthier communities.
  • The African American Campaign works to reduce the rates of chronic disease and promote food security among low-income Californians.
  • It empowers low-income families to eat fruits and vegetables and be physically active through churches, community-based organizations, direct health service providers, farmer’s markets, festivals, grocery stores, and media.

What We Do:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Community Toolbox for Community Educators:  We train community educators to use a tested set of lessons and supporting handouts, resources, and evaluation tools for teaching low-income adults how to make healthy food choices and promote the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables and enjoying physical activity every day.
  • Body & Soul Program:  We promote this faith-based program that empowers church members to eat more fruits and vegetables for better health every day at their place of worship.
  • Retail Program:  We do food demonstrations and provide merchandising materials at qualifying grocery stores to encourage eating more healthy fruits and vegetables.
  • African American Campaign Advisory Group:  We meet with local partners of organizations, community agencies, faith organizations, and community members to promote increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity.
  • Festivals and Community Events:  Contact us with information about your upcoming event.

Our Resources


Champions for Change

Champions for Change are people just like you who are using their power to help their families eat more fruits and vegetables and be more physically active.  They are also involved in making healthy changes in their neighborhoods.  These Champions for Change know healthy changes can help lower the risk of diseases and conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke.

For additional information, or to schedule a presentation within Riverside County, please contact us at 351 358-5311.

This Institution is an equal opportunity provider

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