CWC Information

Children & Weight Coalition

Napa County's Children & Weight Coalition, funded by First 5 of Napa County, is a collaboration of community organizations, schools, recreation facilities, health care professionals and others dedicated to reducing childhood obesity in Napa County. Our mission is to provide leadership for the community and serve as a resource for the development of interdisciplinary, evidence-based strategies to promote children's health through nutrition and physical activity. Browse our webpages for more information. Resources are available for parents, educators, children, health care professionals, and coalition members.

Children & Weight Coalition Brochure

Meetings

The Coalition meets the first Thursday of each month from 4-5:30pm at Community Resources for Children, 3299 Claremont Way, Suite 1, Napa, 94558.

Organization

  • Facilitator
    Kathy DeMaggio, RD, CDE

  • Coordinator
    Amanda Radzik
    Active Bodies Project Manager
    Community Resources for Children
    Phone: (707) 253-0376 x130

If you are interested in joining the Children & Weight Coalition of Napa County contact Amanda Radzik at Community Resources for Children for more information at (707) 253-0376 x130.

Napa County's Children & Weight Coalition is represented by:

    Clinic Olé
    Community Resources for Children
    COPE Family Center
    Dairy Council of California
    First 5 of Napa County
    Head Start Inc.
    Kaiser Permanente
    Local Pediatricians, Dietitians & Nurses
    Napa 4-H Clubs
    Napa County WIC Program
    Napa County Office of Education
    Napa County Health and Human Services
    Napa County Parks & Recreation
    Napa Police Department
    Napa Valley Vintners
    Napa Valley Unified School District
    ParentsCAN
    Queen of the Valley Hospital
    St. Helena Hospital and Women's Center
    Sheriff's Activity League
    UC Cooperative Extension

Napa County's Children & Weight Coalition Community Involvement

Since the coalition was formed in 2004, members have been involved in these past events:

  • Participation in community & school health fairs
  • Sponsored a conference "Helping your Child Reach a Healthy Weight" in October 2005
  • Sponsored an eating disorders workshop for educators and health care professionals in 2005
  • Presentations to health classes at Napa High
  • Various presentations to child care providers, parents, health care providers on childhood nutrition, physical activity, and childhood obesity
  • Sponsored a series of parent education classes in 2006 on prevention of disordered eating, healthy weight and family nutrition
  • Involvement in NVUSD School Wellness Policy Committee
  • Work with local medical providers to create resource list of local childhood overweight treatment programs
  • Purchase quality PE/play equipment for high risk elementary schools