Healthy & Active Before 5
HAB45 is a collaborative initiative in Contra Costa County. Our goal is to prevent early childhood obesity in kids ages 0-5, by building partnerships and environments for healthy eating and active play.
HAB45 is a grant-funded collaborative, steered by our Executive Committee and our Leadership Council, with members from over 50 community services, healthcare, business, civic, faith, public safety, and children’s organizations across the county. The HAB45 Executive Committee provides core oversight of the collaborative’s strategic direction, implementation, and evaluation. Our Action Plan to Reduce Childhood Obesity in Contra Costa County is our strategic blueprint, guiding our collaborative efforts to increase opportunities for healthy eating and active play for the 255,000 children under 5 years of age living in Contra Costa County, particularly the 28,000 children living in poverty and at increased risk of developing life-threatening chronic disease later in life. The Contra Costa Child Care Council, where HAB45 is headquartered, is the collaborative’s fiscal agent.