Six Southern California communities have each received a $1 million grant from Kaiser Permanente Southern California to encourage people in these HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) Zones to eat better and become more physically active as part of daily life.

A HEAL Zone is a small community of 10,000 to 20,000 residents with high obesity rates. The six communities that have been awarded a total of $6 million in grants over the next three years and nine months include Anaheim in Orange County, north Long Beach in Los Angeles County, Ontario in San Bernardino County, Lemon Grove in San Diego County, West Ventura in Ventura County and East Riverside in Riverside County.

In California, one in nine children, one in three teenagers, and more than half of adults are obese or overweight.

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