Program continues its attack on fat in Baldwin Park


The Healthy Teens on the Move Advocacy Committee, also known has HEAC, has been doing a lot over the last few years to fight youth obesity in Baldwin Park.

The group, made up of area teens interested in living and promoting healthy life-styles, has been especially active in the last year, going before the Baldwin Park City Council pitching ideas and getting programs off the ground.

Their latest endeavor? Logos at several Baldwin Park markets that flag healthy food options, which comply with the state’s standards for snacks and drinks in schools.

The “Healthy Selection” logos are currently being used at markets like La Blanquita, Mercado del Pueblo, El Mambi, J & J Liquor, Jay’s Liquor, Vallarta, Smart & Final and 7-Eleven. They were designed by Baldwin Park high school students.

A recent study found Baldwin Park has the highest rates of youth obesity in suburban Los Angeles County.