Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Food Access

Healthy Options, Healthy Meals - A strategic initiative of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger - PART 1, Chapter 1-7

The goal of the Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ (HOHM) initiative is to increase access to nutritious foods for low-income families by assisting food banks in their efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their food inventory.

Healthy Options, Healthy Meals - A strategic initiative of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger - PART 2, Chapter 8-9

The goal of the Healthy Options, Healthy Meals™ (HOHM) initiative is to increase access to nutritious foods for low-income families by assisting food banks in their efforts to improve the nutritional quality of their food inventory.

2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan - English, Spanish

The 2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan is a call to action for stakeholders from all the identified sectors—State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Employers; Health Care; Families; Community Organizations; Schools; Child Care; Food and Beverage Industry; and Entertainment and Professional Sports—to work together to improve the health of all Californians.

Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL): Resources

The Northern California Healthy Eating Active Living (NorCal HEAL) website, administered by the Center, lists resources, materials and information for schools, worksites, neighborhoods, and healthcare, as well as links to cross-sector postings and fundraising opportunities.

Potential Impact of Menu Labeling of Fast Foods in California

To understand the range of possible consumption and weight outcomes of providing calorie information on menu boards, "Potential Impact of Menu Labeling of Fast Foods in California" explores different assumptions about the percentage of people who frequent fast food restaurants and see calorie information.

The Links Between the Neighborhood Food Environment and Childhood Nutrition

Children’s dietary behaviors, like those of adults, are influenced by the realities of where they live, including the availability of food both inside and outside the home. This report, The Links Between the Neighborhood Food Environment and Childhood Nutrition, focuses on how the neighborhood food environment influences the food choices of low-income children, ages 3 to 12, and their families.

Agricultural Marketing Service - Farmers' Markets

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) works to maintain a current listing of farmers markets throughout the United States. Market information is provided to AMS from various sources including state market representatives, market managers, and consumers. The farmers market searchable database is updated on a regular basis.on.

CA4Health

The CA4Health project aims to reduce health disparities in California by conducting interventions to promote health in 12 counties where health status indicators suggest the greatest need.

California Certified Farmers' Markets

There are over 400 communities in California with Certified Farmers Markets where farmers sell their own produce to the public. Find the markets in your city, county or region on this site.

California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA)

A private nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious and affordable food.