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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.

Events and Trainings

Helping Youth Make the Right Choice for their Health

January's School Wellness Alliance meeting gathered over 40 school administrators and youth wellness experts to address how to prevent students from smoking, using alcohol, and taking drugs - and quit if they've already started. With the use of e-cigarettes, prescription drugs, and over the counter medications on the rise among youth, schools can do more to educate their students about associated health risks. Read more here.

Registration Open for the 3rd Annual School Wellness Policy Summit

We’re teaming up with the County Office of Education to host the third annual School Wellness Summit on Wednesday, February 25 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive. Learn best practices for implementing school wellness policies and creating healthy changes in your school.  Register in advance here.

Highlight

Announcing our 2015 Funding Partners!

We are excited to announce our Community Implementation Funding recipients for 2015! These 12 community partners will help advance the County’s work in making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in every neighborhood.

Visit our Community Implementation Funding page for more information about the funded projects and our annual funding opportunity. 

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

Helping Youth Make the Right Choice for their Health

January's School Wellness Alliance meeting gathered over 40 school administrators and youth wellness experts to address how to prevent students from smoking, using alcohol, and taking drugs - and quit if they've already started. With the use of e-cigarettes, prescription drugs, and over the counter medications on the rise among youth, schools can do more to educate their students about associated health risks. Read more here.

Registration Open for the 3rd Annual School Wellness Policy Summit

We’re teaming up with the County Office of Education to host the third annual School Wellness Summit on Wednesday, February 25 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at 101 Twin Dolphin Drive. Learn best practices for implementing school wellness policies and creating healthy changes in your school.  Register in advance here.

Spotlight

Announcing our 2015 Funding Partners!

We are excited to announce our Community Implementation Funding recipients for 2015! These 12 community partners will help advance the County’s work in making the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in every neighborhood.

Visit our Community Implementation Funding page for more information about the funded projects and our annual funding opportunity. 

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