Mayra, a senior at Lincoln High School, walked to school every day for several years on narrow and broken sidewalks, passing faded crosswalks and bike paths. During the summer of 2014, she decided to do something about it.
In Southern California, agencies supporting school initiatives began collaborating to strengthen the Farm to School movement through the Harvest of the Month (HOTM) program.
With promising school health efforts already taking place, Mission Middle School leveraged the work of the North Inland Communities of Excellence in Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention (CX3) team to build sustainable success.
In 2013, Wyndham was recruited to focus on establishing workplace environments that support healthy eating and active living with particular focus on their low-wage employees.
The Faith-Based Wellness Program has partnered with seven African-American churches in a variety of San Diego County communities with health disparities to create health ministries.
Complete Streets are streets that everyone can use. To be considered complete, streets should be accessible to people of all ages and physical abilities, and accessible to people using different modes of transportation, including walking and biking.
Within the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Healthy Works has partnered with Public Health Nursing to ensure the presence of physical, social and emotional wellness for hundreds of vulnerable families through the PHN home visitation programming.
Starting in 2013, students attending schools within the eighth largest school district in the nation were given the option to enjoy some of the highest-quality chicken on the market without increasing the price of school meals.
Good health is important in the workplace. When employees enjoy good health, they are happier and more productive, which leads to a healthy, thriving business. Since 2012, Healthy Works has worked with employers to create better health and wellness opportunities for employees through its comprehensive worksite wellness initiative, Live Well @ Work.
When Vivian Simpson and her 10-year-old grandson Jonathan heard that their apartment complex in the Oak Park neighborhood of San Diego would go completely smoke-free...
It’s not always easy for school districts to secure and serve the most fresh and healthy food in school meals. The process is often hindered by outdated policy...
Since its opening in Summer 2011, the Linda Vista Farmers Market (LVFM) has become a community hub for social interaction, health choices, and neighborhood resources.
For many families in San Diego County, walking to the local convenience store for groceries is not only commonplace, it's the only choice...
Through the Healthy Works initiative, the SANDAG regional SchoolPool program was able to grow and expand during the 2011-12 school year.
In four neighborhoods spanning San Diego County during the last year, residents participated in projects that taught them about public-health issues through a comprehensive curriculum.
As chickens scratched the ground nearby, 40 "farm-foodies" met the morning of October 21, 2011, at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City to watch a selection of short films produced by...
For recess at Cajon Park School in Santee, youngsters can choose to get dirty on the playground - or while gardening.
Nutrition Advisory Councils (N.A.C.s) are student-based focus groups that enhance the wellness environment on elementary, middle and high school campuses throughout San Marcos Unified School District.
Breastfeeding benefits mother, baby and society. However, many new mothers never initiate breastfeeding or stop prematurely because they know they will have to return to work shortly after their baby is born.