Healthy Fontana Receives Grant from Kaiser Permanente
Fontana, California – The Mayor and City Council announce the acceptance of the $10,000 Community Benefit Grant from Kaiser Permanente for the Healthy Fontana program.
Poor eating habits in childhood persist through adulthood and can result in chronic disease. In the attempt to combat childhood obesity, Healthy Fontana will use this grant money to extend and expand the programming of the Jr. Chef Cooking class, held at the Shady Trails Park House, which focuses on teaching children the benefits of cooking healthy and eating healthy. This free class offers children between the ages of 8 and 14 a hands-on approach to learning as they assemble and prepare their own healthy recipes.
“Kaiser Permanente is committed to ensuring that good health extends beyond our doors,” said Greg Christian, Executive Director, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals/Health Plan, Fontana and Ontario. “We are pleased to be able to provide this grant to the City of Fontana in support of their very successful Healthy Fontana program.”
Thanks to the Community Benefits Grant, a second Jr. Chef class for kids will be offered at the Fontana Community Senior Center. The Jr. Chef Cooking Class has had a great response from the residents since it began in April of 2009. With this new class, Healthy Fontana will be able to offer more opportunities to young children who are eager to attend.
For more information on this program or how you can register for a class call Healthy Fontana at (909) 350-6542. For general information on the Healthy Fontana program visit healthy.fontana.org