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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

17th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event: Youth Leaders Recognized

April 25, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Parks & Recreation, Social Hall
850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010

Youth leaders in San Mateo County will be recognized for their dedication to making positive changes in their communities by elected officials and legislators. This event is sponsored by the Youth Leadership Institute and San Mateo County Friday Night Live Network.  Dinner will be provided.

North Fair Oaks Community Meeting - Redesign Middlefield Road

April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Garfield Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room
3600 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park

Come learn about the options and the trade-offs of widening Middlefield Road, including bikelanes, widening the sidewalk, adding trees and benches, choosing diagonal parking or parallel parking. Make sure you chime in!  Parking, zoning, parks, and healthy community designs will also be a focus of this hands-on community session.  Your opinion is valued!  For additional information, visit the NFO web page.

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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

17th Annual Communities in Action Recognition Event: Youth Leaders Recognized

April 25, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Burlingame Parks & Recreation, Social Hall
850 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame, CA 94010

Youth leaders in San Mateo County will be recognized for their dedication to making positive changes in their communities by elected officials and legislators. This event is sponsored by the Youth Leadership Institute and San Mateo County Friday Night Live Network.  Dinner will be provided.

North Fair Oaks Community Meeting - Redesign Middlefield Road

April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Garfield Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room
3600 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park

Come learn about the options and the trade-offs of widening Middlefield Road, including bikelanes, widening the sidewalk, adding trees and benches, choosing diagonal parking or parallel parking. Make sure you chime in!  Parking, zoning, parks, and healthy community designs will also be a focus of this hands-on community session.  Your opinion is valued!  For additional information, visit the NFO web page.

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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