Health Promotion/ Disease Prevention
As a Public Health Nutrition Department, we strive to help create community wide changes in attitude, policy, and ultimately behaviors that promote the health and well-being in our community.
Our program focuses on helping people make small changes that can make a big difference in their lives. We are available to do classroom style presentations on various nutrition education topics. We also provide educational booths, food demonstrations, cooking classes, and technical assistance. We have several programs we offer to our community like our Fit Families Afterschool Program and the Lifestyle Change Program. Both programs we partner with schools, worksites and other organizations to provide nutrition education and physical activities to promote healthier lifestyles though better food choices and increase physical activity to decrease and prevent chronic illnesses among our participants. We also partner with community organizations to provide community events and initiatives promoting healthy families.