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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Physical Activity Program

NEWS AND UPDATES

Public Health Releases New Report Showing Food Insecurity a Growing Concern

Public Health Releases New Report Showing Food Insecurity a Growing Concern

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health release a new report, Food Insecurity in Los Angeles County Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic.pdf icon The report draws on data from the 2018 Los Angeles County Health Survey and more recent data from the Los Angeles County panel of the Understanding Coronavirus in America study conducted by the University of Southern California in 2020. While food insecurity trended downward prior to 2020, deep racial and economic disparities in access to and affordability of healthy food persisted. The report also shows that during the COVID-19 pandemic, many households in the county experienced food insecurity, with communities of color hit the hardest. A summary of the report findingspdf icon include a call to action to reduce food insecurity and improve food equity locally.

New CalFresh Healthy Living Program

New CalFresh Healthy Living Program

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program is partnering with 18 organizations to implement programs and strategies to improve access to healthy foods and provide nutrition education and physical activity opportunities in LA County through the CalFresh Healthy Living grant. These partners represent a variety of sectors, including early childhood education, school districts, higher education, healthcare, food banks, and community-based organizations. CalFresh Healthy Living Funded Partnerpdf icon

LA County Launches New Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Project

LA County Launches New Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Project

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program received a three-year grant to implement the Produce Prescription Project (PPR), through the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP). The project, Fresco y Saludable/Fresh and Healthy will provide incentives for eligible patients to purchase fruits and vegetables at participating grocery stores.

Funding for Food Recovery App Initiates New Partnership

Funding for Food Recovery App Initiates New Partnership

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program received Productivity Investment Funding to initiate a Food Redistribution Pilot Project from Los Angeles County's Productivity and Quality Commission. The Nutrition Program will partner with an existing mobile food recovery app to increase the efficiency of food redistribution across Los Angeles County. The goal of the app is to connect businesses with surplus food to community-based organizations that distribute nutritious food to vulnerable populations.

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