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The Bayview community has a rich African American history. It is in southeastern San Francisco and is a working-class neighborhood. The community has limited access to fresh produce and healthy food options. It also has limited clean and safe playgrounds and parks.
The Monterey County Health Department partnered with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) Wellness Committee. They found ways the district could offer healthier and fresher school meals.
In Modesto, California, the Airport neighborhood is a residential low-income community. The area is missing sidewalks and the streets are difficult to walk. There is not enough public and school bus services. It is dangerous for students to walk and bike to school.
The Northgate Gonzalez Markets supermarket chain has done a lot to create a healthy environment in their stores. Northgate is a Latin-focused chain of stores that has served the community for more than 30 years. They have worked with local public health groups since 2015 and have done many projects to promote health.
In Colusa County California, SNAP-Ed works with 2 preschools to help young children to eat healthy foods and be active. The health department’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch worked with 2 preschools to improve their outdoor playgrounds and gardens.
Basic food preparation skills are important for children to learn in order to eat well and maintain good health. Teaching kids how to choose, prepare, and cook healthy foods is a priority for the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (NEP) and the 4-H Youth Development Program (YDP) in Sutter and Yuba Counties.
Although Merced is in the middle of California’s breadbasket, the Merced County Food Bank received few donations of fruits and vegetables, especially fresh fruits and vegetables. Each year, the food bank distributes 4.4 million pounds of donated food to more than 100 neighborhood food pantries.
From 2015-2017, SNAP-Ed partners in Marin County developed a School Farm-to-Cafeteria Program. The program provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs to San Rafael school cafeterias. The program met important needs in the community...