Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Section
Feeling Good Project
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94102
Main phone number:
The Feeling Good Project is funded by the California Department of Public Health, the Network for a Healthy California whose mission is to create innovative partnerships so that low-income Californians are enabled to adopt health eating and physical activity patterns as part of a healthy lifestyle. We are part of the Nutrition Services Program of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. We aim to improve the nutritional well-being and physical activity of low income San Francisco residents by providing nutrition education to increase consumption of fruits and vegetables and promoting daily physical activity.
To achieve this we:
- Develop and provide English and Spanish nutrition education classes to staff of agencies and organizations serving low income clients
- Develop and provide English and Spanish nutrition education classes to community partners
- Develop and provide multilingual (English, Spanish and Chinese) nutrition education materials
- Support local cultural and community events to promote healthy eating and physical activity
- Provide technical assistance on nutrition and physical activity promotion to our community partners and the San Francisco Department of Public Health
- Work with media partners to create awareness of our activities and promote healthy eating and physical activity
- Collaborate with parents, SFUSD staff and students to support healthier foods and opportunities for physical activity in SF schools
- Participate in the Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative to build capacity and strengthen networking between like-minded agencies and organizations to promote nutrition and physical activity as a way to promote health in schools and underserved communities
- Collaborate with a group of Mission District based organizations in the Mission known as the Mission Latino Family Partnership (MLFP) to promote a bilingual cooking curriculum to promote fruit and vegetable intake and to support the staff and youth workers of community agencies and organizations in San Francisco’s Mission District in using this to educate their clients on healthy food preparation methods, shopping tips and food safety.
Mission Latino Family Partnership (MLFP): A Project of the Feeling Good Project, Nutrition Services (Acrobat file, 1 pg)
Guidelines for Healthy Meetings - Make it easier for people to make healthy food choices by providing healthy food at meetings and other events.
Click here for samples of Nutrition & Physical Activity Promotion Brochures developed by the Feeling Good Project, and a complete list/order form of all available materials offered. All materials are FREE of charge to local organizations serving low-income clients.
Additional Links to Resources:
- Network for a Healthy California: http://www.networkforahealthycalifornia.net - For information about the Network for a Healthy California campaigns and programs
- Champions or Change: http://www.cachampionsforchange.org/ -For healthy tips, recipes, brochures, and more!
- Cook Well-Live Better Train the Trainer Cooking Curriculum can be downloaded from the BARNN Website using the following link: http://www.barnn.org/d_network_projects.htm#Cook_Well-Live_Better (scroll to the bottom of the page) This Spanish and English resource was developed by the Mission Latino Family Partnership.
- Farmers' Markets in San Francisco (list:, English and Español - Note: This is a four-page 8.5 x 11 document, with Spanish and English on the first two sheets and English and Chinese in the second two sheets. (Acrobat file, updated June, 2010) + greyscale version for single-color printers
- Food Guide Pyramid, the Dietary Guidelines, information, and more from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
- MyPyramid for Kids & an additional resource
- Project LEAN
- San Francisco Food, Nutrition & Agriculture Directory, 4th Edition (Acrobat file)
- San Francisco Food Stamp Program
- Where to Go in San Francisco Walking Map
- Be Active Resource Directory
The Feeling Good Project is funded by the USDA Food Stamp Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider