Parent leaders from the Whitaker and Gilbert communities of Buena Park continue their efforts to make their communities a healthier place to live. Over the past years, parent leaders have gained knowledge and skills in leadership, advocacy, and nutrition to improve the well-being of their communities. These efforts have been made possible through funding from the St. Joseph’s Health System Foundation.
The goal of the program is to reduce the BMI of 5th graders at two targeted elementary schools, Whitaker and Gilbert. The areas of focus are community space (parks), the school environment, and the family environment.