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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 tax sugary drinks and put that money back into building healthy schools, neighborhoods and communities.

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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.

Print these materials, share them on Facebook or click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

School Garden Recognition Program Event
May 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
East Palo Alto Charter School
1286 Runnymede Street, East Palo Alto, CA
 
Join the San Mateo County Food System Alliance and Get Healthy San Mateo County as they recognize school and afterschool programs that use garden as teaching tools. Special guest to be announced.  Arden Bucklin-Sporer, Executive Director from Education Outside, will be our special guest. RSVP by 4/30. Click here for more details.
 

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Police Department Facilitates Bike Safety Classes to Reduce Crime

The East Palo Alto Police Department (EPAPD) facilitated bicycle safety classes and bicycle audits in two “hot spots” where violent crime rates are highest. Data from the bicycle audits is being integrated into the City’s General Plan “Existing Conditions Report.”  Learn more about the EPAPD project Using Public Health Strategies to Reduce Violence in Hot Spots.

 

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.

Print these materials, share them on Facebook or click here to learn more.

Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

School Garden Recognition Program Event
May 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
East Palo Alto Charter School
1286 Runnymede Street, East Palo Alto, CA
 
Join the San Mateo County Food System Alliance and Get Healthy San Mateo County as they recognize school and afterschool programs that use garden as teaching tools. Special guest to be announced.  Arden Bucklin-Sporer, Executive Director from Education Outside, will be our special guest. RSVP by 4/30. Click here for more details.
 

Spotlight

Police Department Facilitates Bike Safety Classes to Reduce Crime

The East Palo Alto Police Department (EPAPD) facilitated bicycle safety classes and bicycle audits in two “hot spots” where violent crime rates are highest. Data from the bicycle audits is being integrated into the City’s General Plan “Existing Conditions Report.”  Learn more about the EPAPD project Using Public Health Strategies to Reduce Violence in Hot Spots.

 

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