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Department of Health Services

Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL)

Projects & Coalitions

Healthy School Meals Coalition - We are a group of Sonoma County parent and community volunteers, joining together to encourage our school districts to bring farm-fresh, scratch cooked meals to our students. Our goal is to provide support and connect district stakeholders to their appropriate leaders to enact change in the school nutrition system. Join the Community

Sonoma County Food System Alliance - The Sonoma County Food System Alliance (FSA) is a county-based coalition of diverse stakeholders working collaboratively to envision, advocate for and create a vibrant local food system. We envision a system in which local growers and processors are economically viable, the physical environment is maintained, and consumers have access to healthy, affordable food.

Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition - The Sonoma County Food Recovery Coalition (SCFRC) is committed to reducing food waste in Sonoma County by building community connections and resilience.

Hearts of Sonoma County - Hearts of Sonoma County is a cardiovascular health initiative with the goal to reduce heart attacks and strokes as a leading cause of premature death and disability in Sonoma County. Hearts of Sonoma County is improving cardiovascular disease prevention and management through active collaboration across healthcare organizations, community and social service partner organizations, and community members to inspire good health and achieve health equity.

BANPAC - The Bay Area Nutrition and Physical Activity Collaborative (BANPAC) is widely respected as a leading organization for improving the health of communities throughout the nine Bay Area Counties. BANPAC’s power comes from the expertise, influence and collective action of over 500 members, representing nearly 250 organizations.

COAD Food Access – The Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) Food Access workgroup’s mission is to foster more effective service delivery to those affected by disasters in Sonoma County through the collaboration of community agencies throughout the disaster cycle – mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Farm to Families - The HEAL Team (funded by CalFresh Healthy Living) is coordinating this project to increase access to healthy food for clients in public health home visiting programs. Gleaned (rescued) fruits and vegetables will be dropped off at the public health office for home visiting programs to take to their clients. The goal of the project is to increase access to fresh, locally grown produce while reducing food waste.