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NEWS AND UPDATES

Healthy Snack Day


Healthy Snack Day

We participated in Healthy Snack Day by conducting healthy food demonstrations at Northgate Market and distributed free Champion for Change recipe books and resources. Our Program Manager, Xochitl Valdivia, MS, RD was interviewed by Telemundo 52 on healthy and unhealthy snack food items.


Addressing Food Insecurity at Northeast Valley Corporation

Addressing Food Insecurity at Northeast Valley Health Corporation (NEVHC)

On July 9, 2018 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency hosted the 2018 Food Policy Forum and Innovation Recognition Ceremony, where presenters showcased best practices on implementing nutrition and food sustainability guidelines. NEHVC was selected as one of three 2018 Innovation Award Winners for their work in addressing food insecurity through screening and connecting patients to local food resources. Read more about NEVHC's food insecurity efforts.pdf icon

Heart Health Awareness Month

Heart Health Awareness Month

We hosted a food demonstration at Adventist White Memorial Medical Center's Living Well Fair with Farmers' Market. White Memorial and the American Heart Association kick off a special awareness campaign in the NICU. In addition, the event highlighted the Vive Bien older adult wellness program. See the news coverage featured with ABC.


Facebook Live Chat

Healthy Eating Facebook Live Chat

We collaborated with Office of Immigrant Affairs, CalFresh and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to host a Facebook live chat on healthy eating on February 8, 2018. The chat was streamlined live in Spanish and provides guidance on how to apply for CalFresh and WIC. Watch the chat now!


PRESS RELEASES


On September 28, 2017, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health released a new report on the state of food insecurity in the county. More than half a million households earning less than 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL) are food insecure, which means many people face barriers purchasing nutritional foods at some time during the year. The report includes a series of recommendations for multi-sector partnership and innovation to increase access to healthy foods.
See our press release and read more aboutfood insecurity rates in Los Angeles County.