Healthy Eating

Hey Lemon Grove! Remember, the Lemon Grove Certified Farmers Market is open EVERY Saturday on the Main Street Promenade! Come on down to the corner of Lemon Grove Avenue and Broadway, behind the Lemon Grove Trolley Depot is where you will find fresh, local produce and artisan crafts. The Market is open from 9 AM-1 PM.

Please check out the schedule below. Our partners from UCSD's Center for Community Health, Retail Program, will be hosting FREE nutrition and physical activity education sessions once a month at the Farmers Market.

Nutrition Education Flier





Healthy Eating Options in Lemon Grove

Listed below are the restaurants that are currently working with the HEAL Zone to provide healthy options on their menus. Be sure to go by and check out these restaurants' healthy and delicious food!

HEAL Zone Approved Restaurants:

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Charley's Famous Hamburgers

8213 Broadway

Coop's West Texas BBQ 2625 Lemon Grove Ave
First Chinese Express 7125 Broadway
Grove Grinder 3345 Olive St.
Herrera's Mexican Food & Seafood 6914 Federal Blvd.
King Burrito 6929 Federal Blvd.
Lido's Italian Foods 7252 Broadway
Los Rios Mexican & Seafood 7977 Broadway
Nando's Taco Shop 8025 Broadway
Rosarito's Mexican Food #7 2805 Lemon Grove Ave.


Please look in the restaurants' window for our decal:


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On Saturday, May 31st, the Lemon Grove HEAL Zone participated in Lemon Grove Alive! Event hosted by the Lemon Grove Rotary. The event was held at Lemon Grove Academy. During the event the Lemon Grove HEAL Zone help promote Lemon Grove's very own, "Don's Farmers Market". Our partners from the Retail Program Team for the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch at UC San Diego, Center for Community Health, came out to represent for the Lemon Grove HEAL Zone Healthy Markets Action Team!

Team Photo

Lemon Grove HEAL Zone team with Community Resident and Don, owner of Don's Farmers Market in Lemon Grove.

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Quick Facts

  • If today‚Äôs current trend continues, it is anticipated that 1 in 3 children born in the US after the year 2000 will develop type 2 diabetes (American Diabetes Association, 2009).
  • One in four children in San Diego County is overweight or obese; this is slightly higher than the national average (California Center for Public Health Advocacy, 2009)
  • Overweight children are far more likely to be obese as adults (California Center of Public Health Advocacy, 2009)

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