Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

Nutrition, Obesity Prevention, Physical Activity Promotion

Supervisor Gioia is a strong supporter of efforts to prevent and reduce obesity and related illnesses. His actions include:

  • Spearheading the County's healthy vending machine ordinance (PDF) that requires all county vending machines to be stocked with at least 50% "healthy" food and beverage choices.
  • Supporting changes to the "built environment" to promote physical activity and wellness in our every-day lives, such as building and enhancing biking and walking paths, improving public transit, and improving safety in parks and on streets.
  • Working with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to establish school health clinics at all high schools in the district.

Staff contact: email Sonia Bustamante or call at 510-942-2223