to the Ventura County website concerning healthy eating and active living,
sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthy Ventura County (formerly known as ALEAN VC).
Take the 5 Day Challenge
Take time each day to focus upon improving your health. Take the 5 Day Challenge during National Public Health Week. Click here for some tips and ideas for improving your health, nutrition and fitness this week and every week! Also, check out this month’s offerings of Ventura County Public Health’s programs, classes and educational opportunities for health- here.
New “Healthy Eating/ Physical Activity” Bill 464
SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has introduced a bill to help prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity in child care and after school programs. Senate Bill 464, the Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Act, proposes standards for physical activity, “screen time,” and the serving of fruits and vegetables for certain licensed infant care, early childhood education programs, and after school programs. “This bill will help ensure that after school and child care programs are working in partnership with parents to make their children’s health a top priority. Read more.
Book of the Month
When Carpenter moved to a ramshackle house in inner city Oakland and discovered a weed-choked, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closed her eyes and pictured heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. LA Times writes, “Carpenter, with her humor and step-by-set clarity, make it seem utterly possible to grow the kind of food you want to eat, wherever you live.” A top 10 New York Times Best Seller, Farm City is featured as Camarillo Library’s book of the month.