South Santa Rosa
Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Resource Guide
Healthy Eating, Active Living Community Health Initiative (HEAL) is a project of the Community Activity and Nutrition Coalition of Sonoma County (CAN-C) that is funded by Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region. The goal of HEAL is to empower communities with the capacity to support healthy eating and active living through sustainable policy, systems, and environmental change across four sectors - schools, worksites, healthcare and neighborhoods.
The 2010 Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Resource Guide is designed to provide residents of south Santa Rosa with information on physical activity, healthy food options, nutrition education, cooking classes, and food assistance available in the community.
St. Joseph Health offers education classes. They take place three times a year they are a series of 10 classes each time we have them in three locations Windsor, Santa Rosa and Petaluma starting in May. Please see the one beginning May 12th and look out for more in the future!
Latino adults, on average, consume 5.7 servings of fruits and vegetables per day, when 7-11 are recommended for good health.
Over one-third (34%) of low-income Latino adolescents consumed two or more glasses of soda or other sugary drink on the previous day.
Nearly 70 percent of Latinos say that fruits and vegetables are hard to buy in fast food restaurants, while 66 percent report that fruits and vegetables are difficult to get at work. Thirty-eight percent say that fruits and vegetables are too expensive.