Past COPA Projects
MyPlate 5K Color Run/Walk at the Calexico Farmer's Market
On February 10, 2018, COPA's CNAP workgroup hosted a MyPlate Color Run/Walk at the Calexico Farmer's Market. Approximately 340 individuals participated in the free event, all of whom received goodie bags with nutrition information, an event t-shirt, and a participation medal. A number of COPA partners assisted with the development of the event including: City of Calexico, Calexico Parks and Recreation Department, Wellness 4 Kids, Studio Fit, UCCalFresh, ECRMC, Catholic Charities, and more.
Supporting Healthy Sleep and Nutrition Practices for Infants and Young Children (2018)
On Thursday, February 15, 2018, COPA hosted an interactive workshop at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in El Centro, CA. The workshop targeted child care providers and those serving children 0-5 years. The event explored three key topics: the relationship between sleep patterns and child development, breastfeeding and infant sleep, and child-friendly nutrition tips for childcare providers.
Nurturing & Nourishing Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers through Lactation, Healthy Foods, and Physical Activity (2017)
On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, COPA hosted an interactive workshop at Quechan Head Start in Winterhaven, CA for childcare providers and those serving children 0-5 years old including preschools, Head Starts, Early Start Programs, and community-based organizations. The activity explored nurturing and nourishing infants, toddlers and preschoolers through lactation, healthy foods, and physical activity.
Nurturing a Lasting Interest for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity in Young Children Workshop (2016)
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, COPA hosted an interactive workshop at the Imperial County Office of Education in El Centro, CA in which they discussed ideas for cooking meals and snacks for children, easy steps to create environments that will promote healthy eating and active living, as well as current nutrition information.
Cooking the Alphabet: Healthy and Fun Meal Ideas for Preschoolers (2013)
Little Hands Growing and Cooking Healthy Foods
Members of COPA collaborated with Imperial County's First Five: Healthy Children, Healthy Lives Program to work with two local preschools to increase preschool-aged children's exposure to healthy foods, specifically fruits and vegetables. The goal was to provide positive, hands-on experiences through gardening and cooking activities. These activities allowed children to use all of their senses to help increase their exposure to as well as their enjoyment of fruits and vegetables.