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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education


Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch

The mission of the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP), formerly Network for a Healthy California, is to create innovative partnerships that empower low-income Californians to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other diet related chronic diseases.

Nutrition Education

The County of Lake, Public Health SNAP-Ed Office is dedicated to providing evidence-based nutrition education to students PreK-12, families, and the community at large.

Nutrition education efforts include a diverse array of activities:
  • Interactive, budget-friendly recipe cooking classes and cooking demonstrations
  • In-school and after-school nutrition lessons with tste tests of local fruits and vegetables
  • Development and promotion of nutrition wellness policies
  • Support and enhancement of farm to school programs, community gardens, and local farmers' markets
  • Cultivation of multidisciplinary coalitions with community stakeholders and health-oriented organizations
  • Free nutrition information at County-wide events
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Nutrition Guidelines/Policies

Nutrition Education Programs

Recipes and Nutrition Tools

Physical Activity Education

The County of Lake, Public Health SNAP-Ed Office is dedicated to providing evidence-based physical activity education to students PreK-12, families, and the community at large. Through implementation of interactive movement activities and games, encouragement of physically active environments, adoption of health policies in schools and community sites, and the fostering of partnerships throughout the County, the SNAP-Ed Office is committed to nurturing a culture of wellness for all ages.
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Food Assistance Resources

Access to affordable, healthy food is a major public health issue afflicting many individuals and families in the community. To help assist struggling California families, the SNAP-Ed Office has provided links to a variety of food assistance resources to supplement financially strained food budgets in order to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.


Mission Statement

To build a network of like-minded individuals and organizations from the community dedicated to improving the health environment of Lake County by utilizing collaborative partnerships and developing effective health education strategies.

LCHEC will not only fulfill individual organization grant requirements, but also provides an opportunity for effective communication and cooperative decision making.

The coalition will strive to embody community diversity, enhance community mobilization, advocate for policy change, and leverage resources in order to manifest positive healthy social norm change in Lake County.


LCHEC Partners Directory

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Area Agency on Aging of Lake and Mendocino County (AAA)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santo Rosa (CCDSR)

Easter Seals Bay Area (ESBA)

First 5 Lake County (F5L)

Lake County Behavioral Health (LCBH)

Lake County Breastfeeding Coalition

Lake County Office of Education, Community and School Services (LCOE, Community and School Services)

Lake County Office of Education, Healthy Start (LCOE Health Start)

Lake County Public Health, Emergency Prep (LCPH-EP)

Lake County Social Services (LCDSS)

Lake Family Resource Center (LFRC)

Lake Family Resource Center, Early Head Start (LFRC/EHS)

Lakeview Health Center (MCHC)

Migrant Education Program

North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO)

Partnership Health Plan of California (PCH)

Planned Parenthood Northern California (PPNorCal)

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake, Community Wellness (SHCL)

The Essential Public Information Center (EPI-Center)


Please see below for additional wellness resources.

Be Well Lake County. This health and wellness guide was created as part of a county-wide initiative called Partnerships to Improve Community Health. It’s mission is to provide clear, current information and resources for people who want to be and stay healthy in Lake County, California.
Matthew Lee, MSPH, RD
SNAP-Ed Project Director
707-263-1090 or 800-794-9291
Fax: 707-262-4280
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
922 Bevins Court Lakeport CA 95453