Toolkits & Publications


Power Up for Sports and Health (PUSH) Toolkit
The PUSH toolkit provides coaches, parents, and league representatives with the tools they need to make healthy nutrition a part of any youth athletic experience. Sample league policies, team messages, fundraising ideas, and healthy snack / concession lists are just a few of the items that make the PUSH toolkit a great resource for helping leagues and parents model healthy habits at sporting events and practices.

Resources for Faith Communities Toolkit
The icansandiego Resources for Faith Communities Toolkit provides faith leaders with easy-to-use resources for creating a healthier faith and community environment. This joint effort between icansandiego, a local web-based diabetes prevention campaign, and the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative offers sample wellness policy templates and implementation tips, instructions on starting community gardens and walking programs, and other useful resources that support a healthy mind, body, and soul.

Youth Engagement & Action for Health (YEAH!) Training Manual*
The YEAH! manual and supplementary trainings were developed to train leaders of youth groups to engage youth and adults to plan and implement projects designed to create neighborhoods where it is easier for people to be healthy.  Engaging neighborhood youth and adults creates a strong community of people who become empowered to work for changes that support a healthier lifestyle.  Youth are trained to conduct neighborhood assessments, select a meaningful project, and advocate for change with local policy and decision makers. By participating in these projects, youth identify and work toward a goal, become empowered to create positive change, gain valuable leadership experience, and build a foundation for life-long community involvement.

*To learn more about the YEAH! program, please contact us.

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  • More children are being diagnosed with diseases linked to overweight and obesity previously seen only in adults, such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease (The Obesity Society, 2009).
  • If today‚Äôs current trend continues, it is anticipated that 1 in 3 children born in the US after the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2009).
  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)

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