Nutrition

Eating a healthy diet is important for maintaining a healthy body weight and staying healthy. We are currently working to develop programs that address ways of ensuring healthy eating on a limited budget. 

We are currently working to develop health information materials on nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet in the U.S. through the Ladnaan Project. We will post additional resources from our work when they become available.

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Here are links to some San Diego and other resources for finding and preparing nutritious foods:

The City Heights Farmer's Market includes Fresh Fund, which provides SSI, WIC, and SNAP/food stamp participants a free $20 each month for farmers’ markets produce.

Network for a Healthy California Champions for Change provide resources on healthy eating, including tips for incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your day. 

Learn more about a healthy diet following African heritage through the Oldways, Health through Heritage website. There is information about the health benefits of maintaining a diet heavy in leafy greens and other vegetables, grains, beans, herbs and spices.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has materials available for a number of different refugee communities focusd on nutrition and diet, found here

The County of San Diego, Nutrition Health Services has information on resources and programs in different zip codes around San Diego county, as well as other resources. 

The San Diego Hunger Coalition  has information on programs and resources to reduce food insecurity.

The mission of the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank is to ensure that all children have access to nutritious food. Their backpack program ensures elementary school students have access to nutritious food every weekend when free school meals are unavailable.