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San Francisco Nutrition Services

Feeling Good Project

 

 

The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) is part of Nutrition Services with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH). Through local partnerships and programs, SF NEOP focuses on the prevention of nutrition and physical activity-related chronic diseases by implementing Policy, System and Environment (PSE) change initiatives. Through the lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion, SF NEOP implements and supports programming that promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and food security among low-income San Francisco residents. The program is funded by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB) of the California Department of Public Health.


Our Current Projects:

  • Support Healthy Retail SF efforts by building and maintaining a sugar-sweetened beverage and healthy snacks database to be applied to the point-of sale system in local corner stores.

  • Assist in the development, rollout, and evaluation of wellness guidelines for Rec & Park recreation sites in the out-of-school setting.

  • Coordinate, implement and evaluate the Intentional Walk Program—a community-based walking program designed to promote physical activity among low-income San Francisco residents. The program partners with the San Francisco Giants, California Department of Public Health, and local nonprofit organizations.

 

Ongoing Activities:

  • Collaborate with parents, SFUSD staff and students to increase nutrition education and physical activity opportunities and social marketing strategies to increase access to healthy foods and beverages in SF schools and afterschool programs, in collaboration with the SFUSD Nutrition Education Project.

  • Partner with organizations in the Early Childhood setting to promote healthy foods and beverages, physical activity and reduction in screen time, in collaboration with Children’s Council of San Francisco, Healthy Apple Program.

  • Provides backbone support for the SF County Nutrition Action Partnership (CNAP) which includes public, private and non-profit organizations who collaborate to build strategic, purposeful and actionable partnerships to improve community health outcomes.

  • Carry out nutrition education activities in support of local and Regional Rethink Your Drink healthy beverage efforts.