Arizona Health Zone (AZHZ)

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Arizona Health Zone (AZHZ)

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.

Our Mission

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 Services

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.

 My Plate Green  Educator showing classroom slices of cheese
  

Body Walk

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!
Educator explaining digestive system to students  kids playing tug of war in the park


Services Eligibility

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.

Community Partnerships

Yuma H.E.A.L. Coalition
Yuma County Health and Wellness Coalition

Contact Information

Suzanne M. Cooper, Nutrition Program Coordinator
Yuma County Public Health Services District
(928) 317-4632
Suzanne.cooper@yumacountyaz.gov


Learn more about healthy eating and active living at:

USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov http://www.choosemyplate.gov
Arizona Health Zone http://www.eatwellbewell.org

 


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