Cultiva La Salud’s history of developing promising interventions and strategies that benefit the most in need, is helping to create a culture of healthier communities across the San Joaquin Valley. Schools and communities are working together to help improve access to healthy food and beverages by establishing school farm stands and produce stands, healthy school menu and vending options, universal free breakfast, and free drinking water in schools.
Other partners are working in neighborhoods to transform corner stores into healthy stores, establish farmers markets and community gardens in low-income communities, work to make sure all California communities have safe drinking water flowing from their taps, Establish nutrition standards for beverages served in childcare settings, limit or replace soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages in vending machines and much more!
Listed below are a number of success stories that reflect the work that Cultiva La Salud, and its partners have accomplished over the years.
- The Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program: Changing Nutrition and Physical Activity Environments in California’s Heartland
- Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program: Phase I Evaluation Findings
- Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program Final Synthesis Report
- Approaches to Measuring the extent and Impact of Environmental Changes in Three California Community-Level Obesity Prevention Initiatives
Healthy Planning Policies
- Applying Smart Growth Principles to General Plan Update, Kings County Moves Toward A Healthier Future
- Fresno City Council Passes a Healthy Eating, Active Living Resolution (HEAL)
- Orange Cove Residents Reap Commitment for a Healthier Community
Improving Physical Activity Opportunities
- Promoting Physical Fitness Among Latinos with Bailoterapia
- Obesity Prevention Council “Madera In Motion” Sees Safe Neighborhoods As Key To Community Health
- The Greenfield Walking Group – Transforming A Park, Transforming A Community
- Regional Initiative Helps Open School Grounds After School Hours, Creating Safe Environments Where Children Can Play
Improving Access to Healthy foods
- Shamelessly Pedaling Produce through Vendors 4 Health program
- Changing The Food Environment: Adding EBT Turns Flea Markets Into Convenient And Affordable Farmers Market
- Modesto Models An Integrated Approach To Community Health, Including Dynamic Afterschool Programs And A Gardening Project For At-Risk Youth Planting “Seeds For The Future”
- A Popular School Produce Stand Improves Community Nutrition And Health
- Mobile Farmers Market Delivers Fresh Produce And A Side Of Nutrition Education To Low-Income Communities In San Joaquin County
- Kern County Farmers Market: Changing The Face of Public Health
- Increasing Access to Healthy Food in the Central Valley Through Farmers Markets and Produce Stands