Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

Nutrition, Obesity Prevention, Physical Activity Promotion

Supervisor Gioia is a strong supporter of efforts to prevent and reduce obesity and related illnesses. His actions include: 

  • Serving on the Leadership Council of Healthy and Active Before 5; a county-wide collaboration aimed at reducing and preventing childhood obesity.
  • Spearheading the County's healthy vending machine ordinance that requires all county vending machines to be stocked with at least 50% "healthy" food and beverage choices. 
  • Supporting changes to the "built environment" to promote physical activity and wellness in our every-day lives, such as building and enhancing biking and walking paths, improving public transit, and improving safety in parks and on streets. 
  • Working with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to establish school health clinics at all high schools in the district. 

Staff contact: Sonia Bustamante or at 510-231-8689