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Physical Activity Integration

The PA Specialist in the Central Valley Region integrates physical activity into all Network-funded nutrition education efforts and programs that work with the Network such as The California Fruit and Vegetables Campaigns, Local Incentive Award Programs, Faith-based programs, Food Security Initiatives, and other Special Projects.

Primary actions and responsibilities of the PA Specialist include:

  1. Being the primary contact and resource person for physical activity promotion and integration.
  2. Creation or modification of a regional physical activity and nutrition resource directory that includes information on low-cost and accessible community physical activities.
  3. Implementing Nutrition and Physical Activity education forums including information from PA agencies and PA resources listed in the Directory.
  4. Empower and train others on physical activity integration and resources by providing technical assistance and conducting “train the trainer” events.    

Every year, the physical activity integration specialist hosts a Nutrition and Physical Activity Sharing Forum. Network contractors, school staff, after school coordinators, healthcare providers, CBOs and anyone wanting to add PA to their nutrition education efforts are encouraged to attend. Among the activities are guest speakers, physical activity and nutrition Information, workshops, and networking and exhibiting opportunities.

For more information, contact Karen Ard at (559) 255-4300 or .



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