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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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Apply to the SMC Youth Commission

The San Mateo County Youth Commission is looking for passionate young people (13 to 20) to join a strong group of advocates who want to make a difference in our community. The Commission is a 25 member youth-led advisory body that offers the youth perspective on important issues facing our community, and works directly with the Board of Supervisors and County departments. Peak your interest? Apply to the San Mateo County Youth Commission by Friday, June 10!

Upcoming Events

How communities can benefit

We had a great turnout at the Community Benefits for health forum last week! Attendees heard from leading experts in the field about how community benefits can promote health. Couldn't get enough? We'll be sharing a the panel video as well as photos in the next few days. Stay tuned!

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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.

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Upcoming Events and Training Opportunities

How communities can benefit

We had a great turnout at the Community Benefits for health forum last week! Attendees heard from leading experts in the field about how community benefits can promote health. Couldn't get enough? We'll be sharing a the panel video as well as photos in the next few days. Stay tuned!

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Apply to the SMC Youth Commission

The San Mateo County Youth Commission is looking for passionate young people (13 to 20) to join a strong group of advocates who want to make a difference in our community. The Commission is a 25 member youth-led advisory body that offers the youth perspective on important issues facing our community, and works directly with the Board of Supervisors and County departments. Peak your interest? Apply to the San Mateo County Youth Commission by Friday, June 10!

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