Press Coverage


Schools and Farms: Learning to Become Partners
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 3, 2013 
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Let's Go Local! Connects Schools with Local Growers
San Diego County News Center, May 2, 2013 
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Produce Growers Hope to Find Place in Local School Cafeterias
KPBS.org, May 2, 2013 
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San Diego Healthy Weight Collaborative: A Systems Approach to Address Childhood Obesity
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, May 2013 
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Get Fit & Thrive Challenge Card
KyXy 96.5 Radio Station, April 29, 2013 
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San Diego Hunger Coalition Connecting Local Farmers to Schools
San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2012 
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County has Nationally-Recognized Recipe for Combating Childhood Obesity
San Diego County News Center, April 24, 2012 
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19 Named to Panel Advising How to Spend $1 Million on Local Health
Lemon Grove Patch, April 5, 2012 
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Inician Campaña Contra Obesidad Infantil en San Diego (Campaign Against Childhood Obesity Begins in San Diego)
Uniradio Informa, May 22, 2012 
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Fight Against Childhood Obesity Kicks Off
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 21, 2012 
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San Diego County Launches Campaign Against Childhood Obesity
KPBS.org, May 21, 2012 
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Roberts Points to County's Building Boom
San Diego Union-Tribune, February 8, 2012 
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Kaiser Permanente Tackles Obesity in Lemon Grove with $1 Million Grant
The Daily Transcript / San Diego Source, January 26, 2012 
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Lemon Grove Group Gets $1 Million From Kaiser
San Diego Union-Tribune, January 25, 2012 
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Fruits, Vegetables Go Direct to Markets
San Diego Union-Tribune, December 29, 2011 
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Bringing Healthy Choices To The Corner Store
KPBS.org, December 8, 2011 
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San Diego Children Losing Bulge
East County Magazine, November 11, 2011 
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SAN DIEGO: State Study Reports Drop in Obese, Overweight Children in County
North County Times, November 9, 2011 
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'Candy Buy Back' Program Under Way
ABC 10 News, November 1, 2011 
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Annual Candy Buy Back Program Begins
KPBS.org, November 1, 2011 
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San Diegans Unite to Fight Chronic Disease
California Health Report, October 9, 2011 
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SD Explained: Backyard Chickens
NBC 7 San Diego, September 15, 2011 
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New Plan Launched to Boost Healthy Foods in Low-Income Areas
San Diego Union-Tribune, July 20, 2011 
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Farm to Preschool Program Grows Healthy Food-Conscious Kids
San Diego County News, April 27, 2011
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San Diego Offers Free Gardening Classes To Produce Healthy Lifestyles
KPBS.org, May 17, 2011 
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Officials Unveil Healthy Works Anti-Obesity Program
San Diego Union-Tribune, February 2, 2011 
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Developing Regional Food Systems in San Diego County
California Project LEAN, February 2011 
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New School Lunch Legislation Aims to Feed the Children Well
San Diego Uptown News, January 21, 2011 
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Local Pediatrician Steps Up to Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Rancho Santa Fe Review (p. 15), January 13, 2011 
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Del Mar Pediatrician Stepping Up in Fight Against Childhood Obesity
Del Mar Times, January 10, 2011 
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Cash for Candy: Dentists, Doctors Buy Back Candy
Fox 5 San Diego, October 29, 2010
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New Study Finds Racial Disparities In Childhood Obesity
KPBS.org, August 16, 2010
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System-wide Approach Needed To Combat Obesity Epidemic
KPBS.org, May 27, 2010
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Michelle Obama Brings Health Campaign Here
The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 15, 2010
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Garden Produces Praise from Michelle Obama
San Diego Union-Tribune, April 15, 2010 
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REGION: County Lands Healthy Lifestyle Stimulus Grant
North County Times, April 13, 2010 
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Beating Obesity on the Border
CNN, October 9, 2009
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Kids Twice as Likely as Adults to Drink Soda, Research Says
San Diego Union-Tribune, September 17, 2009
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Fat Studies Emerges as an Academic Field
San Diego Union-Tribune, September 14, 2009
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Victory Gardens are Taking Root in County
The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 21, 2009
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BMI Registries Eyed as Promising Tool for Fighting Childhood Obesity
American Medical News, June 8, 2009
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Six Schools Gain Recognition for Student-Health Efforts
San Diego Union-Tribune, May 4, 2009
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Running and Walking Clubs
San Diego Family Magazine, March 2009
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Children Growing Less Active, Study Finds
The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 16, 2008
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Official: Kids' Environment, Obesity Linked
The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 22, 2007
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Weight Issues: Helping Obese Kids
The San Diego Union-Tribune, September 22, 2007
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