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About Healthy Fontana
Healthy Fontana is a community-based and award-winning program that promotes a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on four core components: nutrition, active living, smart growth and community partnerships. Our goal is to create greater awareness of health in our community and inspire people to make impactful changes to their lifestyle that help us all live longer and healthier lives.
Listed below are the Four Core Components of Healthy Fontana. Please Click through to find out more information!
Healthy Fontana promotes practicing proper nutrition for overall health with an emphasis on consuming more fruits and vegetables.
Programs include after-school physical activity and nutrition outreach to 37 Fontana elementary and middle schools:
- Healthy Jr. Chef cooking classes
- "Eat Healthy, Fontana!," a cooking show that teaches viewers how to prepare healthy and delicious recipes.
Another key component of living a healthy lifestyle is physical activity. Healthy Fontana is a proud advocate of active living through programs such as:
The City of Fontana also supports active living through a number of community parks, pools, sports fields, outdoor and indoor fitness gyms, and more. The community can also participate in a variety of recreation classes offered through the City of Fontana such as sports, fitness, dance, and nutrition.
The City of Fontana is always looking to a brighter, healthier future and is committed to “smart” growth and development of the community with an emphasis on environmental awareness.
As a city-sponsored program, Healthy Fontana supports various city development strategies such as those following a Health in All Policies (HiAP) approach, promoting healthier transportation and practicing resource conservation and efficiency. Through a HiAP approach, we evaluate the health consequence of our events and programs and how they help achieve health goals through better access to physical activity, healthy food, and medical care.
Other “smart” growth initiatives include striving to create more bicycle lanes and better sidewalks for walking, expand Safe Routes to School networks, and create more parks and increase their amenities. The city’s Pacific Electric Trail and San Sevaine Bicycle Trails are just a few ways Healthy Fontana promotes Smart Growth.
Healthy Fontana’s resounding success is thanks to the support and collaboration from and with many various community partners. Partnerships with community-based and non-profit organizations, medical centers, elected officials, small businesses, community members and more, has allowed Healthy Fontana to expand its outreach to the community in impactful ways.
Fontana Unified School District
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health
Family Service Association
Friends of the Pacific Electric Trail
Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP)
- Helen Putnam Award of Excellence (Health & Wellness Programs) "Fontana Walks! 2019": Acknowledgement and recognition of outstanding achievements for winning cities that have made unique contributions to community residents.
- Improve the quality of life in local communities, implement efficiencies in service delivery and operation, Provide services responsive to the local community.
- Fontana Walks! program, we have over 2,500 registered participants and have logged over 8.5 billion steps and counting!