HEALTH IN ACTION
CAN DO’s Health in Action is an 8-week program that focuses on the prevention of childhood obesity and Type 2 Diabetes and is based on evidence based programs. Health in Action combines health education with art projects that underscore lessons pertaining to nutrition and physical activity. A primary goal through the various projects and dialogue is to empower youth and create advocates for change in their community. The sessions are comprised of health education, art projects, physical activity, a healthy snack, and fresh produce for youth and their families to take home. Partnership with the Harris Health System (Community Outreach Services Dept.) was a valuable addition during the latest implementation in 2015.