Yuma County’s Arizona Health Zone (AZHZ) provides nutrition and obesity prevention education and activities for under-served children and adults throughout Yuma County to help them lead healthy lifestyles throughout the lifespan.
To influence healthy eating and active living in a positive way that promotes health and reduces disease among all people living in Yuma County.
Our staff provides resources coupled with technical assistance designed to support your school, community site or agency’s efforts to make improvements to your policies, systems and environment in ways that make healthy choices easier for your students, residents and participants.
Our educational programs utilize engaging evidence-based multi-session curriculum enhanced with interactive components such as fun physical activities, food preparation and cooking classes, gardening workshops, assistance with food garden projects, and more.
Yuma County’s AZHZ sponsors an annual event for third grade students called Body Walk.
Body Walk is
- An interactive, exciting tour of the human body featuring engaging, practical educational activities.
- A fun way for students to learn about the importance of making healthy food choices and being physically active.
- A great opportunity for volunteerism and community service!
Program services are provided to children and adults who are participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or who are eligible to participate. School programs are offered to schools with 50% or more students enrolled in the Free and Reduced School Lunch Program. Please contact us for more information on eligibility requirements.
Yuma H.E.A.L. Coalition
Yuma County Health and Wellness Coalition
Suzanne M. Cooper, Nutrition Program Coordinator
Yuma County Public Health Services District
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