Health Coach Ali Receives Award
San Joaquin County Department of Public Health recognizes certified health coach Ali Britschgi for her personal commitment and efforts in helping people individually improve their health.
Saturday, February 26, 2011 -- San Joaquin County Department of Public Health recognizes certified health coach Ali Britschgi for her personal commitment and efforts in helping people individually improve their health. The award was announced and presented to Ali during the 2011 Diabetes Summit, coordinated by the department’s Obesity and Chronic Disease Prevention Taskforce, held today at the Lexington Plaza Waterfront Hotel in Stockton, California.
In addition to helping many people to regain their health and lose weight through proper nutrition, Ali has also been working with an executive chef and teen students of a California school through the USDA’s Chefs Move to Schools program. As a result, these students participated in the national Recipe for Healthy Kids contest, and were invited to demonstrate how to prepare fresh, inexpensive, healthy beverages at the 2011 Diabetes Summit.
The announcement of the award came as a surprise to Ali, as she was busy helping the students prepare their demonstration at the event when the announcement was made.
Summit coordinators explained that 40 committee members reviewed nominations of individuals and organizations that “made changes to promote healthy behaviors that reduce the risk of diabetes.” There were a total of nine persons nominated for the category of “Individual” -- all of whom had their own unique stories told in the Summit’s printed program.