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Volunteers Bring ‘Free Food Park’ To City Heights

Sam Tall (center), from City Farmers Nursery, helps children set up planters for Eat San Diego’s free food park in City Heights on July 29, 2017. The park is on El Cajon Boulevard and Central Avenue. By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael … Continue reading

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Locally Grown Health Benefits at Farmers Market

By Cameron Jones, Paola Evangelista, & Victoria Fuentes

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Food Hub Revitalizes Vacant Lot

A new international food market near City Heights aims to launch new culinary businesses. By Tarryn Mento A new international food and craft market at El Cajon Boulevard and 44th Street featured games of cornhole and freshly prepared Salvadorean pupusas. … Continue reading

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Health Center Works With Restaurants to Improve Nutrition

Sang Dao, a restaurant serving Thai and Lao cuisine, has been partnering with Health center Operation Samahan to serve nutritional menu items.

Sang Dao, a restaurant serving Thai and Lao cuisine, has been partnering with Health center Operation Samahan to serve nutritional menu items. By Brian Myers Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders are disproportionately likely to develop diabetes and at lower weights and … Continue reading

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San Diego Immigrants’ Cookbook Makes Traditional Meals Healthier

From left to right Nadia Atef, Fatima Ahmed, Thitina Shita and Amina Sheik Mohamed are pictured in this undated photo. They are some of the contributors to a new cookbook, “Around the World at the Farmer’s Market.” | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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President’s Budget Could Close Summer Meal Gap

By Megan Burks President Barack Obama’s budget proposal this week is expected to include the launch of a $12 billion effort to keep low-income children fed when school is out. San Diego hunger relief advocates are lauding the plan. It … Continue reading

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No More Shopping for Large Grocers; City Heights Embraces Its Small Markets

Video Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Teenagers and storeowner Latif Georges huddle near the produce section of Louie’s Marketplace in the Oak Park neighborhood of San Diego. The youth propose a mural of fruit and vegetables to replace the … Continue reading

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Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment in Safety Net Programs by 2020

By Megan Burks San Diego labor, faith and community groups gathered Saturday at the County Administration Center to demand the county achieve 100 percent enrollment in federal social safety-net programs by 2020. The group calls itself the Invest in San Diego Families … Continue reading

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San Diego Unified Expands Halal School Lunch Program

A Crawford High School student orders a halal chili-lime chicken bowl on campus May 20, 2015. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks A San Diego Unified School District program thatbrought halal school lunches to Crawford High School has … Continue reading

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Study Aims to Locate How San Diego Neighborhoods Affect Health

These three wearable devices will track study participants’ motion and location for two weeks, Nov. 4, 2015. | Photo Credit: David Wagner, KPBS By David Wagner When it comes to where San Diegans live, do wealthier neighborhoods produce healthier people? … Continue reading

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