Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)

Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)

Our goal is to implement healthy changes within Tulare County communities and provide nutrition and physical activity education to low-income residents by:

  • Increasing access to healthy foods and beverages where people live, learn, work, play, or shop
  • Reducing displays of unhealthy foods and beverages
  • Increasing physical activity opportunities

Partnerships
Tulare County NEOP collaborates with multiple existing organizations and programs, including:

  • University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Tulare County Office of Education
  • Kaweah Delta
  • Family HealthCare Network
  • FoodLink

Services Provided

  • Nutrition Education Classes
    Classes offered include basic nutrition, eating healthy on a budget, physical activity, and healthy recipe food demonstrations.
  • Healthy Retail Initiative
    Tulare County NEOP provides nutrition education at retail sites as well as healthy retail advertising.
  • Community Events
    Signature community events that Tulare County NEOP hosts with collaboration from our partners include:
  • Fruit & Veggie Fest
  • Latino Health Awareness
  • Rethink Your Drink
  • Food Day
  • Community Forums.

 

NEOP Video
NEOP Video

This video features real-life program beneficiaries and Champions to tell their stories and highlight NEOP’s successes in bringing about healthy changes in Tulare County. Viewers are encouraged to make small changes today for a healthier tomorrow and to just Be Better!


Agency News

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered. 

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

The Visalia Police Department and Tulare County Mental Health are excited to announce the launch of a pilot partnership that focuses on identifying and providing outreach and immediate services to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

 

 

Board Appoints Lutz as Director of HHSA

Board Appoints Lutz as Director of HHSA

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has appointed Timothy Lutz as the Director of Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) effective January 7, 2019.