Leading to a Healthier Lifestyle
Healthy Fontana is the brainchild of Mayor Acquanetta Warren. Alarmed by the growing rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, Ms. Warren wanted to do something within her community to challenge residents to get fit and be active! With support from the mayor and City Council, Ms. Warren began to establish and create a campaign against youth “di-obesity.”
On January 15, 2004, the Healthy Fontana program officially kicked off during a press conference held at Hemlock Elementary School in Fontana. City of Fontana former Mayor Mark Nuaimi, City Manager Ken Hunt and Healthy Fontana founder Acquanetta Warren were on hand to introduce the program and its goals to the media.
The Healthy Fontana program has won the support of local Fontana home builders such as Randall Lewis of Lewis Operating Corporation and Reggie King of Young Homes. San Antonio Community Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Hospital have shown great support for the program and provide community education and a workshop/ lecture series. Various grocery stores, restaurants, and businesses have offered the program support as well.