NPAT was created to address the rising overweight and obesity rates in Mono County. While some believe that this is not a local problem, the data shows that indeed Mono County is following the nation's trend that 1 out of 3 children and 2 out of 3 adults are overweight or obese. So, what are we doing to address this local problem?
75210: Simple Steps to Better Health
NPAT provides educational outreach regarding the 75210 concepts via school programs, community events, summer camps. and local agencies. 75210 stands for, eat a healthy breakfast 7 days a week, eat 5 fruits and vegetables every day, limit screen time to 2 hours or less every day, be active for at least 1 hour every day, drink 0 sugar-sweetened beverages.
Food Day celebrates healthy lifestyles and the national movement for nutritious, affordable, and sustainable food. NPAT collaborated with Mammoth Unified School District (MUSD) and Eastern Sierra Unified School District (ESUSD) to celebrate Food Day 2014. Food Day inspires Americans to eat real, wholesome foods and push for improved food policies. Students throughout the County participated in a “Grow Your Own Salsa” project planting tomato, cilantro, and jalapeños seeds, and receiving a recipe for pico de gallo salsa. The celebration continued at MUSD schools with the Culinary Arts students preparing special lunch items including salad and baked potato bars. Additionally, Mammoth Elementary School students participated in a fruit and vegetable recognition challenge and tasting.
If you would like to help promote healthy lifestyles in Mono County, please join us. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month (except December) from 3-4:30 pm in the Town/County Conference Room above Giovanni's Pizza. Contact the Mono County Health Department at (760) 924-1830 for more information.