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Acquanetta Warren’s road to creating the Healthy Fontana program began in 2003. Alarmed with the growing rates of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease in Fontana and concerned with her own diet and lifestyle, Acquanetta decided to make a change and get the residents of Fontana involved as well. She was also motivated by First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative challenging communities to develop programs designed to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic within the span of one generation. When Acquanetta joined the City Council in December 2003, she knew she had to take action: “Childhood obesity has been a great concern of mine for many years and is why I started the Healthy Fontana Program,” she says. Since then, Healthy Fontana has enjoyed a 10+ year streak of success, garnering numerous awards such as the 2016 United States Conference of Mayors #1 mid-sized city in the nation for eliminating childhood obesity, the 2008 Cities, Counties, and Schools Merit Award, the 2014 Let’s Move! Cities, Towns, and Counties Initiative Award, and the 2017 Champion of the Community Award for Let’s Move on the Trail event. Acquanetta has also received numerous recognitions for her efforts including 2017’s Health Champion Award for Southern California Elected Officials from the California Center for Public Health, and was even invited by Michelle Obama to Washington D.C. to celebrate the national Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties initiative. Acquanetta enjoys participating in as many Healthy Fontana programs/events as possible and one can often find her at Fontana Walks monthly community walks.
Healthy Fontana is always looking to grow and expand its success throughout the Fontana community. If you are a local company or retailer, we would love to have your support! Some of our sponsors include Lewis Operating Companies and Young Homes, which have committed their full support for all programs whenever possible. No matter your size, Healthy Fontana is proud to partner with local businesses that are eager to spread Healthy Fontana’s ideals of healthy living throughout the community and beyond. If your business is interested in getting involved with Healthy Fontana as a sponsor or program partner, please contact Healthy Fontana at (909) 350-6542.