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

Related Documents and Links

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

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

CWS Children's Toy Drive and You

 The Annual Child Welfare Services (CWS) Toy Drive has kicked off! You can help CWS and Friends of Tulare County (FTC) ensure that every child and youth in Tulare County who receives the services of CWS and is not able to be in the family home this holiday season receives a gift. 

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

FTC Promotes #GivingTuesday -- A Global Generosity Movement

On this #GivingTuesday, consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist our County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving and grant funding. It accepts donations on behalf of the County that in turn provide financial support for a wide range of programs. 

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

Donating the Paw-fect Gift!

This holiday season is a paw-fect time for those who would like to support our Tulare County Animal Services! There are needs throughout the year, but helping our staff who care and support these wonderful, adoptable pets as well as those displaced by natural emergencies is so important.  

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Stockings for Seniors Drive Underway!

Show a senior you care by donating to the Friends of Tulare County Stockings for Seniors Drive. Now underway, donated items such as beanies, gloves, lap blankets, scarves, warm socks, and other will help ensure homebound and isolated seniors are not forgotten this holiday season.