Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP)

The mission of Tulare County Nutrition Education & Obesity Prevention (NEOP) program is to create innovative partnerships that empower low-income residents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases. Various events, such as Fruit & Veggie Fest, held by NEOP at multiple venues are used to facilitate behavior change in the homes, schools, worksites, and communities of low-income Californians to create environments that support fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity. Donations will be used to reinforce and support healthy cooking activities and nutrition information that will be communicated to the participants during the events.