The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County has partnered with Kern County Public Health Services Department in an effort on improving the health status of low-income Californians through increased fruit and vegetable consumption and daily physical activity under the statewide Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB).

The Mission of the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) is to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity in California residents through education and other strategies. Primary funding sources are the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as CalFresh in California, Education Program (SNAP-Ed) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


NEOPB addresses the statewide obesity epidemic through food and activity education, breastfeeding support, community development strategies and marketing of healthy behaviors, focusing on low income Californians. CDPH/NEOPB, in a manner consistent with tobacco control, immunizations, HIV/AIDS control and other public health imperatives, works primarily through its counterparts in local health jurisdictions to assess and conduct surveillance of community needs, plan and implement strategies, engage with local stakeholders and to evaluate the health outcomes of the strategies to strengthen the evidence for future practices. The expectation of declining funds drives the transition to the current service model, in which the state’s funds are granted to Local Health Departments (LHDs) for obesity prevention activities, with university-led research and state public health oversight to ensure the service model remains valid and sustainable. 

For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. Funded by USDASNAP-Ed, an equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit for healthy tips.


Para información sobre CalFresh, llame al 1-888-9-COMIDA.Financiado por SNAP-Ed del USDA, un proveedor y empleadorque ofrece oportunidades equitativas. Para consejos saludables,visite:

“The State has ownership of all works produced with grant funds.” 

Nutrition Education Sites

Armstrong Youth Center

801 Niles St,

Bakersfield, Ca. 93305

Beardsley Jr. High
1001 Roberts Lane

Bakersfield, CA 93308

Bessie Owens Intermediate

815 Eureka St. 

Bakersfield, Ca. 93305

Di Giorgio Elementary

19405 Buena Vista Blvd. 

Arvin, Ca. 93203

General Shafter Elementary

1825 Shafter Rd.

Bakersfield, Ca. 93313

Sunset Middle School

8301 Sunset Blvd.

Bakersfield, Ca. 93307

Washington Middle 
1101 Noble Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93305

North Beardsley Elementary

900 Sanford Drive

Bakersfield, Ca. 93308

Vineland Elementary 

14327 S. Vineland Rd. 

Bakersfield, Ca. 93307

Sierra Middle 
3017 Center Street

Bakersfield, CA 93306

*For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663.  Funded by USDA SNAP-Ed, an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

Visit for healthy tips.

*Nutrition Education Program is ran during After School hours.

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