The Schools and After-School workgroup is comprised of school staff, nurses, and food service directors; before- and after-school program specialists; physical activity experts; public health professionals; and others committed to the prevention and reduction of childhood obesity. This workgroup assists school staff, teachers, and administrators; after-school program specialists; and concerned residents in the promotion of healthy food environments and physical activity opportunities in schools, after-school programs, and neighborhoods. For a complete overview of the Schools and After-School Workgroup, please review the Schools and After-School Domain Strategic Plan.

Please visit the Calendar or contact COI staff for information on attending a Schools & After-School workgroup meeting.

Schools and After-School Champions

Deirdre Kleske

Deirdre Kleske
County of San Diego

Kate McDevitt
San Diego Unified School District

Paige Metz

Paige Metz
San Diego County Office of Education

COI Contact Staff

Kelley Axelson
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
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Carissa Hwu
Program Specialist
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
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Blanca MelendrezBlanca Melendrez
Executive Director
San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative
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