Champions of Change
Jovita Flores is a widely respected community organizer in the Chicago Latino community. She has successfully brought school wellness into focus as a social justice issue to motivate parents and community leaders to take action supporting healthy eating and opportunities for physical activity at school. Jovita currently serves as the manager of Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuelas Saludables at the Healthy Schools Campaign, where she works with parents to create healthy lifestyles for their families, support wellness programs in their children’s schools, and advocate for health-promoting policies at the district level. Jovita is a mother of four and lives in Chicago’s Little Village community.