Champions for Healthy Change

The Champions for Healthy Change (C4HC) research project is an evaluation study of the Champions for Change initiative. Champions for Change was created by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOP) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). NEOP’s mission with this initiative is to create innovative partnerships that empower low-income Californians to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity and food security. Their goals include preventing obesity and other diet related chronic diseases. More... 

In 2015, we partnered with NEOP to conduct the C4HC evaluation study, collecting data to study the impact and effectiveness of the Champions for Change initiative. C4HC is a 4 year cross-sectional and longitudinal study surveying households with female CalFresh recipients and children (aged 5-17) present in the household. Interviews are conducted with a female caretaker and one of her children.

Information is collected for this study using a telephone survey which includes: demographics, weight, height, physical activity, fruit and vegetable consumption and availability, sugary beverage consumption, and a 24 hour dietary recall. Interviews are conducted in English and Spanish.