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. Please see the BMI report for grade school students below. 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, 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 is a free community event celebrating healthy lifestyles and the national movement for nutritious, affordable, and sustainable food. The Taskforce hosted Mammoth Lakes' second Food Day on October 24th, 2013 in the Mammoth High School (MHS) Multi Purpose Room. Approximately 100 people attended the event which began with light refreshments provided by Mammoth High School’s Culinary Arts students, followed by 3 mini-health lessons. The event ended with food tastings from local restaurants who showcased some of their healthy and delicious menu items.
NPAT has joined up with local leaders in the community on this campaign to get moving! Mammoth Moves meets on Wednesdays at noon to engage in some form of exercise for 30 minutes. Click here for more information about Mammoth Moves or visit the Mono County Health Department on Facebook.
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.