In an effort to create healthier communities, Azusa Pacific University's Neighborhood Wellness Center (NWC) is targeting the family's core — mothers.

A $7,500 community benefit grant from the Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center has helped NWC launch a "Let's Start at the Very Beginning" program that targets child-bearing women. It aims to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like diabetes by educating the participants about proper nutrition and living an active lifestyle.

Read more about the Neighborhood Wellness Center's efforts on the feature that appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.