Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Program is a nationwide program funded and administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The County of San Diego’s NEOP program works to prevent and reduce two of the leading risk factors for obesity and chronic disease - poor nutrition and physical inactivity - among the county’s SNAP recipients and SNAP-eligible population (i.e., residents earning up to 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Level).

The County of San Diego NEOP program combines nutrition education along with policy, systems, and environmental changes that create community, worksite, retail, and school environments that support and encourage healthy choices. Key strategies include increasing physical activity by promoting active transportation policies and infrastructure improvements in neighborhoods; improving healthy eating by advancing city policies that support community agriculture production; supporting residents and community-based organizations in identifying and advocating for healthier retail and street and sidewalk improvements in their neighborhoods; and working with other organizations in the County Nutrition Action Partnership (CNAP) coalition to increase farm-to-fork efforts throughout the County. These efforts support the County of San Diego’s comprehensive chronic disease prevention approaches, which are collectively referred to as Healthy Works.

The County of San Diego HHSA is working with several locally contracted partners to execute the NEOP program: 

To learn more about the County of San Diego’s NEOP program overview and impact, review the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program Fact Sheet or contact us by email.

For more information on how Healthy Works is building better health in San Diego County, please visit HealthyWorks.org, contact us at (619) 542-4110 or by email.

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This material is produced by the California Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch with funding from USDA SNAP-Ed, known in California as CalFresh. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious food for better health. For CalFresh information, call 2-1-1 . For important nutrition information, visit www.CaChampionsForChange.net .

 

Webpage last updated 02/19/2016.