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Wellness Champions: Making a Difference for Better Health

Dec 13, 2018

The Challenge

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.

Safety First: Community Changes Support Students Walking to School

Dec 10, 2018

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.

Meeting Policy: Latino Chain Dedicated to Employee Health 

Dec 10, 2018

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.

SNAP-Ed Helps Kids be More Active by Transforming Playgrounds!

Nov 21, 2018

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.

UC CalFresh and 4-H Partner to Develop Student Chefs in Sutter and Yuba Counties!

Nov 21, 2018

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. 

SNAP-Ed Partnerships bring School Farm-to-School Meals

Nov 19, 2018

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...

Stepping It Up

Nov 15, 2018

In Tuolumne County, the UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Central Sierra region helped start the "Tuolumne County: Step It Up" campaign across the school district.