Ontario Mayor Paul Leon announced that The City of Ontario had received a $1 million healthy living grant from Kaiser Permanente Hospital. The grant will be used to educate the community on food choices, healthy activities, weight management, cooking classes and more.
CONGRATULATIONS, Mayor Leon, in taking the lead to bring funding to Ontario to serve the residents during this difficult economy! …”The idea of healthy city was birthed and constructed here in the city of Ontario,” said Mayor Paul Leon. Kaiser Permanente Hospital partners with communities to promote their Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) initiative to address the growing obesity epidemic. The grant is designed to fund 501C3 programs in Ontario to provide healthy and nutritious food to underserved residents in this challenging economy. “We are delighted to make the kinds of contributions in our communities that improve the social determinants of health such as access to healthy food, safe neighborhoods and healthy environments where people can be physically active,” said Raymond J. Baxter, PhD, senior vice president Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy, Kaiser Permanente. “At Kaiser Permanente, we are committed to working with our community partners to make the healthy choice the easy choice for our community members.”