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Farmers' Markets Take Local Food to the Streets

With more than 30 farmers' markets in San Mateo County, Get Healthy partners worked together to start two new markets in East Palo Alto and Pescadero. These markets increase access to healthy, fresh and local produce for residents in the southern and coastal areas of San Mateo County.

School Gardens Bring the Classroom to Life

School gardens teach children about where food comes from, what makes healthy food healthy, and why it’s important to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Over 50% of public schools in San Mateo County have gardens, and our goal is to have a garden in every school so every child gets to eat something he or she has planted.

Transforming Streets to Keep Us Healthy

One of the easiest ways to be active every day is to walk, bike and use public transportation. Many people in San Mateo County cannot walk or bike because it isn’t safe. We can build physical activity back into our lives by making it safer to walk, bike, or take the bus, train or BART.

Rethink Your Drink

Sugary drinks are one of the largest contributors to obesity in San Mateo County. There are many things you can do to reduce the amount of sugary drinks consumed. One way to make a big impact is to remove sugary drinks from vending machines and advocate for healthy beverage options.

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San Mateo County Food and Farm Bill Vision
The San Mateo County Health System and the San Mateo County Food System Alliance has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contractor to prepare a Vision for a San Mateo County Food and Farm Bill. The visioning document will identify the opportunities and strategies for creating the first localized Food and Farm Bill in the nation to improve the health of our community, environment, and economy. The RFP is available here and the enclosures here. Please find Q&A from proposers hereApply by 5:00 pm, February 12, 2016.
 

Upcoming Events

Join the School Wellness Alliance Meeting

The first School Wellness Alliance meeting of the year is coming up February 25 at 1pm! Join us at the County Office of Ed to discuss how to promote mental wellbeing and mindfulness in local schools. Hear the latest on County mental health initiatives and how some schools have been able to promote health and wellbeing through a focus on mental health. RSVP in advance here

Come aboard this summer
We’re looking for 2 grad student interns! One intern will conduct an assessment of city-adopted goals and strategies to create healthy, equitable communities in San Mateo County. The other will analyze data to uncover socio-demographic characteristics and how these trends have impacted health overall. Know someone who would be a great fit? Applications are due February 29.
 

Act Now

Encourage Everyone to Choose Healthy Drinks!

Get Healthy San Mateo County is thrilled to launch a new Choose Healthy Drinks awareness campaign.

San Mateo County joins our neighbors in San Francisco, Sonoma, and Alameda Counties in this regional effort to educate our community about the harmful effects of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

Join the School Wellness Alliance Meeting

The first School Wellness Alliance meeting of the year is coming up February 25 at 1pm! Join us at the County Office of Ed to discuss how to promote mental wellbeing and mindfulness in local schools. Hear the latest on County mental health initiatives and how some schools have been able to promote health and wellbeing through a focus on mental health. RSVP in advance here

Come aboard this summer
We’re looking for 2 grad student interns! One intern will conduct an assessment of city-adopted goals and strategies to create healthy, equitable communities in San Mateo County. The other will analyze data to uncover socio-demographic characteristics and how these trends have impacted health overall. Know someone who would be a great fit? Applications are due February 29.
 

Spotlight

San Mateo County Food and Farm Bill Vision
The San Mateo County Health System and the San Mateo County Food System Alliance has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a contractor to prepare a Vision for a San Mateo County Food and Farm Bill. The visioning document will identify the opportunities and strategies for creating the first localized Food and Farm Bill in the nation to improve the health of our community, environment, and economy. The RFP is available here and the enclosures here. Please find Q&A from proposers hereApply by 5:00 pm, February 12, 2016.
 

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