Initially, the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center was largely focused on physical health, particularly obesity and type 2 diabetes, but over the last 20 years that focus has expanded to a much broader definition of health that includes mental and emotional well-being, as well as physical health.
Culture of Wellness in Preschools (COWP) is our comprehensive and collaborative early childhood obesity program, which aims to promote a “culture of wellness” in preschool settings by increasing fruit and vegetable consumption and physical activity levels.
Through active collaboration, we are building local capacity to execute evidence-based public health practice designed to reduce the intergenerational transmission of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the San Luis Valley (SLV) of Colorado.
The Integrated Nutrition Education Program is a s a pre-K through 5th grade program consisting of nine hands-on lessons each year. The lessons involve food preparation/tasting while reinforcing literacy, social studies, science and math standards.