Promoting healthy lifestyles for children & families

Organizations

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.

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.

Center for Food and Justice

A project of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College in Los Angeles, the Center seeks to improve access to fresh and healthy foods in all communities, especially those where access is most limited. Strategies include developing and evaluating pilot programs; grassroots organizing and coalition building; and conducting research, evaluation, and policy analysis.

Kids Café Program

Kids Café programs provide free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children already congregate—such as Boys and Girls Clubs, churches, or public schools.

KinderGARDEN

The KinderGARDEN website discusses some of the many opportunities available for children to become involved with plants, gardens, or the outdoors in general. Some of these opportunities include children's programs at school gardens, botanic gardens or community gardens. Topics include Research on Children's Gardens, and Special Tips for Gardening with Kids!

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP)

The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (SAREP), a statewide program based at the University of California, Davis, provides leadership and support for scientific research and education that promotes agricultural and food systems that are economically viable, sustain natural resources and biodiversity, and enhance the quality of life in the state's diverse communities.

Sustainable Communities Network - Agriculture and Food Systems

Community efforts can preserve agricultural land, encourage sustainable agricultural practices, support local food producers, and facilitate the production and distribution of locally-produced food through farmer's markets and cooperative food buying programs. This section of the Sustainable Communities Network website presents examples of whole systems approaches to sustainable agriculture.

United States Department of Agriculture: Community Food Systems

Search fro "community" on the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): Community Food Systems site. The site lists resources under the headings such as Eating in a Community Food System, Food Entrepreneurship, Community Food Systems Research, and Additional Resources

WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC.