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Nutrition & Wellness

Healthy Youth Task Force Committee Member (Montage Health)

  • Coordinate delivery services for diabetes prevention training
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Blue Zones
  • Wellness/Mental Health  

The Healthy Youth Task Force launched in 2018 with representatives from government, education, non-profit, and healthcare sectors working collaboratively on expanding health education across schools in Monterey County. The goal of the task force is to coordinate resources and reduce duplication of services, with a focus on nutrition and physical activity, in order to prevent the rising trend of prediabetes and obesity in children. Each organization offers educational programs for youth across Monterey County. Review the program availability below and reach out to schedule programming for your classroom.

We can’t wait to create a healthier generation, together.

developed and facilitated by Aspire Health


don't feed the diabetes

Don't Feed the Diabetes

Elementary School | Middle School | High School
Diabetes education modules to teach about the importance of healthy behaviors to prevent type 2 diabetes with fun, interactive activities and videos. | (831) 644-7490


big sur international marathon

Big Sur Marathon Foundation

Pre-K | Elementary School | Middle School | High School
The Big Sur Marathon Foundation creates beautiful running events that promote health and benefit our community. In addition to our full marathon in April and our half marathon in November, the foundation is committed to youth fitness programs in Monterey County. | (831) 625-6226


calfresh healthy living

CalFresh Healthy Living Program

Pre-K | Elementary School
Provides nutrition education in elementary schools to empower and educate students to make healthy food and beverage choices, and explore physical activity. To learn more about availability and train the trainer sessions: | (831) 796-2872


kids eat right - community hospital of the monterey peninsula montage health

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula Kids Eat Right

Elementary School
Pairs nutrition, cooking, and physical activity education in a fun, hands-on program that is free for participants. | | (831) 649-7218


blue zones monterey county

Blue Zones Project

Elementary School | Middle School | High School
A community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in our community. Schools, worksites, grocery stores, restaurants, and organizations can all become Blue Zones Project approved through various health initiatives.


MEarth education inspiring through environmental stewarship


Pre-K | Elementary School | Middle School | High School
A nonprofit with the mission to educate and inspire through environmental stewardship. At MEarth you can learn how to grow, harvest, and prepare foods that are healthy for both the people who eat them and the land on which they were grown. MEarth is a place to cultivate your heart and mind! | (831) 624-1032



Central Coast YMCA

Pre-K | Elementary School | Middle School | High School
The Y is a cause-driven, nonprofit organization that strengthens community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Every day, we work with our partners to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. (831) 757-4633


ohana montage health


Elementary School | Middle School | High School
Promotes the building blocks of youth mental health including nutrition, physical activity, screen time use, and sleep. To request a presentation for your students, contact