The Eat, Move, Live! program (EML) is a community-based nutrition and physical activity program for obesity and cancer risk reduction. CCARE engages with the community in a symbiotic relationship to co-educate and exchange knowledge and wisdom. CCARE and the community infuse the best scientific practice with socioecologic and cultural relevance to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities among diverse and medically underserved communities. CCARE collaborates with 106 community partners to engage the community covering 315 zip codes, and implemented 214 health education programs, extending City of Hope’s reach to over 20,000 households. The healthy lifestyle and chronic disease risk reduction intervention was conducted with 228 adults and 125 children with a documented positive effect on eating and physical activity knowledge, awareness and behaviors.
EML is implemented in collaboration with the City of Duarte and the Duarte School District as well as local markets.
The program consists of weekly class sessions designed to promote healthy lifestyle changes including nutrition and physical activity.
The goal of the program is cancer and chronic disease prevention through lifestyle, nutrition and physical activity
The approach is a solution focused, culturally and socioecologically informed education and demonstration community participatory intervention.
Target population: City of Duarte residents, School age children and parents, Latino community
Goals of Program
To educate the community about the connection between nutrition, physical activity (PA) and chronic disease.
Expand healthy food preparation skills to reduce calorie intake.
Increase the consumption of vegetables and fruits.
Reduce fat intake.
To increase daily physical activity.
Participants Learn About
Nutrition/Reading food labels
Recommended portion sizes
Recipes that are healthy but culturally relevant
Shopping at the supermarket
How to eat healthy on a budget
• 5 week program
• 2 hours each session, once a week (am or pm)
• Different activities and subjects are assigned to each session.
• First lesson
• - nutritional guidelines
• - food pyramid
• - nutrition labels
• Food demonstration
• Physical Activity (salsa, yoga, resistance
• In March of 2014, we're offering another nutrition program!
• Slots fill quickly, so sign up now!
Summer Health Camp
1 week program
5 days a week, 5 hours a day (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Different activities/ subjects are assigned to each session.
- nutritional guidelines
- food pyramid
- nutrition labels
Food demonstration: child-friendly recipes that needed very low parental supervision.
Physical Activity (Zumba, Hip hop, Polynesian, Folklorico, etc.)
Interested in signing your children up? Signups begin in June each year. For more information, send us an email
Resources for Nutrition and Physical Activity
CCARE presents their research on community programs all around the globe. Take a look at the Eat, Move, Live!
Special thanks to our partners: Sodexho, Fresh & Easy Market, Mike's Foods, Sprouts, Ralph's, Tanaka Farms, Food4Less, Chef Louis Rice, Network for a Healthy California, City of Duarte Parks and Recreation, Duarte Unified School District's Early Childhood Development Program and our videographer, Mr. V, for their support and in-kind donations!