First 5 Santa Clara
First 5 Santa Clara is teaching families with children under the age of 5 to get their little ones to like vegetables. Through its Childhood Obesity Prevention program, First 5 Santa Clara is making fruits and veggies fun and tasty for kids.
At the Northwood Family Service Center in Santa Clara County, children and their parents learn about healthy food choices. They have a garden so the kids can help plant, harvest, and eat the food. Instructors have found fun ways, such as dressing up as vegetables, to get the message through despite the short attention spans of their audience. Kids also get to help mix up strawberries, bananas, and a little juice with spinach and kale in a blender to make smoothies that are tasty, healthy, and homemade.
Please click here to view a video about First 5 Santa Clara's Childhood Obesity Prevention program.
City of West Sacramento and First 5 Yolo County
Congratulations to the City of West Sacramento for receiving the top award for City Livability at the United States Conference of Mayors in Dallas, Texas. First 5 Yolo County's Universal Preschool for West Sacramento has made a significant difference in the lives of children and families in West Sacramento.
The partnership with the City of West Sacramento and First 5 Yolo County has resulted in early learning and education opportunities for all children and families in West Sacramento. Creative and collaborative efforts such as this one lead the nation in innovation and change for small cities. First 5 California is honored to provide funding through its Child Signature Program to assist in making this program possible.
Please click here to view a video about Universal Preschool for West Sacramento.