Healthy Eating

Overview

Community Agriculture Planning Project

Community Agriculture Planning Project

To address how urban planning can improve local agriculture and food production, Healthy Works is partnering with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to lead the Community Agriculture Planning Project (CAPP) in San Diego County. 

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Eat Well Standards

Eat Well Standards

To help achieve the vision of Live Well San Diego, the County of San Diego is developing standards for all food and beverages offered by the County. Healthy Works is leading this process. 

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Healthy Retail

Healthy Retail

The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Retail Program helps consumers make the healthy choice the easy choice, and benefits business by increasing produce sales, improving the bottom line, building customer loyalty and promoting a healthier community.

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Healthy School Meals

Healthy School Meals

The San Diego Unified School District continues to create opportunities for students to enjoy and benefit from healthier food options. The school district makes school meals more nutritious, promoting inclusion of locally grown foods in the school meals programs.

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Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education 

Healthy Works has partnered with several Family Self-Sufficiency agencies to offer free 15-minute, one-hour, and/or five-class nutrition education interactive classes.

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San Diego Born Raised

San Diego "Born & Raised"

Did you know that San Diego County has 6,687 farms, more than any other county in the United States? San Diego County also has the largest community of organic growers in the state and nation, with 374 farms growing more than 175 crops.

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San Diego Grown 365

San Diego Grown 365 

Healthy Works supports San Diego Grown 365 (365), a brand created by the San Diego County Farm Bureau to raise awareness among consumers of the abundance and availability of locally grown produce. 

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Workplace Lactation

Workplace Lactation

Workplace lactation policies are good for everyone: children, parents, employers, and society. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of obesity, as well as infections and illnesses in infants, and lowers the risk of breast cancer and osteoporosis for mothers.  Providing a breastfeeding-friendly workplace doesn't only make sense for babies and moms, it also makes business sense.

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Food Policy Resources

Local governments and jurisdictions can help combat high rates of chronic disease — especially in communities most at risk — by adopting and strengthening policies to increase access to healthy food. These resources discuss different policy options for improving healthy food access across San Diego County, especially in underserved neighborhoods.

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