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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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2,362 preventable deaths and injuries

2,362 people have died or been injured while walking or biking in San Mateo County between 2009 and 2013. These people could have been safe if we had healthier streets.

There are many ways you can take action for our community. Read our recently released report and watch our videos for more on how you can improve safety on streets in your city.

Upcoming Events

Improving LGBTQ student health

Join the School Wellness Alliance for a discussion of how schools can help improve LGBTQ students' educational attainment and health! Monday, May 2, 1-4:30pm, at the County Office of Education. RSVP here today! Download and share the meeting flyer here

How could your community benefit? 

On May 18, see how Community Benefits can be used to build healthy, equitable communities! We’ll have leading experts in the field how community benefits can promote community health. You'll also hear about local implementation of a Community Benefits Program right here in San Mateo County. Join us Wednesday, May 18 from 4-6pm at the Health System, Room 100. We look forward to seeing you there and finding out how these programs can be used to address the specific needs of your community! Please RSVP here. Find more information on our flyer here

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

Improving LGBTQ student health

Join the School Wellness Alliance for a discussion of how schools can help improve LGBTQ students' educational attainment and health! Monday, May 2, 1-4:30pm, at the County Office of Education. RSVP here today! Download and share the meeting flyer here

How could your community benefit? 

On May 18, see how Community Benefits can be used to build healthy, equitable communities! We’ll have leading experts in the field how community benefits can promote community health. You'll also hear about local implementation of a Community Benefits Program right here in San Mateo County. Join us Wednesday, May 18 from 4-6pm at the Health System, Room 100. We look forward to seeing you there and finding out how these programs can be used to address the specific needs of your community! Please RSVP here. Find more information on our flyer here

Spotlight

2,362 preventable deaths and injuries

2,362 people have died or been injured while walking or biking in San Mateo County between 2009 and 2013. These people could have been safe if we had healthier streets.

There are many ways you can take action for our community. Read our recently released report and watch our videos for more on how you can improve safety on streets in your city.

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