Dear Shape Up SF Partners,
Last month, the Shape Up SF Steering Committee welcomed back our Co-Chair Sarah Fine! I know we were all very excited to have her back at the table-- but perhaps no one more than me! We also had the pleasure of having our new Vice-Chair Franny Wong join us in leading our collective work! And Franny stepped into leadership so smoothly, we are assuredly in good hands.
Summer is here! Which means that school’s out, and many families are signing up their children for summer camps. While the camp season is a highlight for many families, please ensure that our kids have access to water throughout the summer. Whether that means filling up a water bottle for the day, or insuring there are tap water stations at their camp locations. Let’s always do our part to ensure our communities are set up for success!
If you haven't yet heard: the Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax Advisory Committee submitted recommendations to Mayor Farrell and the Board of Supervisors for consideration. Most of the recommendations are reflected in the Mayor's budget proposal, representing $21 million in new SF investment in chronic disease prevention. Advocates and SF voters have the rest of June to communicate with the Board of Supervisors about budget priorities.
I hope to see you at our next coalition meeting:
JULY 11TH 2-4PM, 25 Van Ness, room 610
where you will here brief presentations from the good work of our partners funded to do Healthy Eating Active Living work and an update on the Coalition's strategic plan. Let's keep working to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.
In good health,
Roberto Vargas, Shape Up SF Coalition Co- Chair
This month, the HealthyRetailSF (HRSF) Program, in collaboration with 18 Reasons/Cooking Matters and the OMI YMCA, hosted an in-class store tour at with a YMCA grandparents’ group. The grandparents were taught how to shop for healthy foods while on a budget, and how to read nutrition labels. Fliers and materials were distributed, and the grandparents – all of whom live near HRSF participating store, Ana’s Market, in the Oceanview neighborhood – were encouraged to take the “$10 challenge” at Ana’s (where they buy ingredients for a healthy meal so that it totals to less than $10).
Sav Mor Mart in the Bayview is tentatively set to be redesigned on June 28. Customer/resident surveys are currently being collected to inform the store owners of what healthy food options they would like to see in the store. Stay tuned!
Exciting news! Econo Market in the Tenderloin neighborhood will be the next store to be redesigned in August/late summer of this year. The Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition and resident Food Justice Leaders are excited for this community market to sell even more healthy offerings. Also happening in the Tenderloin this month, in collaboration with the amazing Feeling Good Project, Mid City Market received new healthy promotional signage.
For more information about the HealthyRetailSF Program, please see www.healthyretailsf.org.
Free concerts in Stern Grove are back this June! Celebrate Father's Day on Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Grove (19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard) for the Big Picnic featuring two R&B greats, Peabo Bryson and Jeffrey Osborne. The concert is FREE and tickets are not required. Seating in the concert meadow is first-come, first-served. For more information and the full summer lineup, click here
SF Recreation and Parks Department wants to hear about what you love (and don’t love) about our city’s parks. Some of our most gorgeous bike trails and the best places for families to bike are in our plentiful parks and open spaces. From car-free Sundays in Golden Gate Park to the off-road bike trails in McLaren Park and Mount Sutro, there are so many park spaces to explore by bike.
Take the survey to help make our parks even better. Have a great biking summer–at Sunday Streets, in the park, and in the lanes!
Safe, clean drinking water is a human right in California, but it continues to be inequitably distributed and inaccessible for too many people, with devastating consequences to our health
Let's come together to insure water access and promote water consumption in every community in California and beyond!
Click here to register!
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street, 13th and J
Sacramento, CA 95814
Check-in starts at 8:30am; Breakfast and Lunch included
Tahirih is seeking to hire a part time Social Services Case Aide to work in tandem with the Social Services Program Manager to provide holistic trauma-informed support to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area Office located in San Bruno, California. The position will report to the social Services Program Manager.
Please share with your networks or anyone you believe may be interested. Anyone interested must go through the website listed below and complete the application. They can upload their resume and cover letter to the application as well.
Click here to find out more!
CDPH's Tobacco Control Program is hiring!
CDPH’s Tobacco Control Program's mission is to improve the health of all Californians by reducing illness and premature death attributable to the use of tobacco products. Through leadership, experience and research, the California Tobacco Control Program empowers statewide and local health agencies to promote health and quality of life by advocating social norms that create a tobacco-free environment.
Click here to learn more about the program!
City and County of San Francisco
Current Job Opportunities
John Muir Health and UCSF Health will open their first joint medical center for primary care and specialty care, the Berkeley Outpatient Center, in June, providing patients in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville and the surrounding areas with a new choice for high-quality care. The facility, located at 3100 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, will include top primary and specialty care doctors, as well as urgent care and a wide range of health care services, all under one roof.
San Francisco Bans Sales of Flavored Tobacco Products!
San Francisco voters approved a proposition that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids on Tuesday.
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