Project Teen Health (PTH) is a childhood obesity prevention program of Community Action Partnership of SLO County. PTH's mission is to reduce and prevent adolescent obesity by providing research-supported, innovative, culturally sensitive, and youth-driven programs. PTH serves youth at Arroyo Grande High School, Nipomo High School, and Santa Maria High School providing a variety of no-cost programs.
- After-school Fitness Program: PTH Health Educators and community fitness experts lead a variety of fitness classes and nutrition presentations providing participants the opportunity to learn and experience all the components to leading a healthy lifestyle.
- Health and Fitness Fair: The annual Health and Fitness Fair provides an opportunity for students to interact with community organizations promoting healthier lifestyles.
- Nutrition Consulting: Health Educators work one-on-one with students to analyze food journals, set goals to improve diet and increase fitness, and answer any health or fitness-related questions.
- Fitness Leader Training: PTH collaborates with fitness expert, Julian Varela, to provide a Fitness Leadership Training program. Students become youth personal trainers, peer nutrition educators, and fitness leaders. Youth gain leaderships skills, positively influence their peers, and support a culture of fitness at their school and in their community.
- Project Teen Health Club: Student organized club that promotes nutrition and physical activity on-campus and in their community. Members learn up to date information about health and fitness, participate in wellness events and trainings, and lead health initiatives.
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast has generously funded Project Teen Health since 2007.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401