Christine Montes, MPH
Policy Analyst, Choose Health LA, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA
Christine Montes is a Policy Analyst with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Her work focuses on policy, systems, and environmental change strategies to improve access to healthier foods. She leads the implementation of two countywide initiatives focused on the retail food environment, and assists on several other projects including healthy food procurement in County facilities. She manages a project that increases acceptance and promotes usage of CalFresh EBT at farmers markets. Additionally, Christine provides analysis and content expertise for Choose Health LA Restaurants, a new partnership to promote healthier options for adults and children in restaurants throughout Los Angeles County. Christine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education from Cal State Northridge, and a Graduate Degree in Public Health from UCLA. She also has many years of work experience in restaurants that inform her role leading implementation of the Choose Health LA Restaurants program. Christine currently serves as co-chair of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council’s Farmers Markets for All working group.