Program Design and Narrative Essay
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To achieve the objectives for our Healthy Pomona Kids Partnership program, the city of Pomona will utilize the methods outlined below. These methods have been proven effective by the Healthy RC Kids Partnership for the city of Rancho Cucamonga, where their client population is Latino. Representatives from this organization assisted in the development of this project and we have also provided an in depth timeline to this proposal.
Ensure that children from low income families have access to fresh and nutritious foods in before and after school programs.
•Healthy Pomona Kids Partnership will hire a program supervisor and two fulltime bilingual program assistants to establish a community outreach committee. •Appoint four community outreach committee leaders that are culturally competent, with two of the leaders needing to be bilingual. •Staff will develop a plan for local farmers markets and community gardens.
Educate families on the importance of good eating habits and the dangers or risks pertaining to childhood obesity; to promote healthy eating and reduce childhood obesity. •Staff will coordinate weekly health classes to educate and promote healthy living. •Staff will develop a formal feedback system so voices and concerns can be heard. •Staff will track participant’s progress on a weekly basis.
Engage community leaders and local police to help residence feel safer in their community to encourage exercise. •Staff will develop group walks within the community to meet three times a week. •Encourage local leaders to build walking trails. •Meet with local schools to educate students about the benefits of exercise.