May 2016

Dear {FIRST_NAME|Shape Up SF Coalition Member},

The beautiful weather in the bay area is bringing a great start to National PE and Sports Week. What a wonderful time to enjoy a park and some movement, and empower young people to build healthy habits by getting outside.  Physical activity is one of the 3 strategic priorities the Shape Up SF Coalition is focusing on for the remainder of the year, which we reviewed at our April meeting. We focused on lessons learned and successes to carry forward in our second half of the year.

At our April meeting we also celebrated the incredible work of the Bayview Heal Zone promoting health equity. I hope that you’ll join us on June 9th at MLK Park when we come together as a community celebrate the Heal Zone.

- Chuck Collins, Shape Up SF Coalition Co-Chair 
In This Issue...
Acess to Adventure
Associate Director
Bayview HEAL Zone
Bike & Roll to School Week
Childhood Obesity Conference
Community Health Youth Intern
Health Program Manager
PHA Water Conference
Program Coordinator
June Jordan Community Kitchen
Rethink Your Drink
Richmond Community Health Fair
Safe-Routes-SF-logo-COLORBy Nancy Buffum

San Francisco’s Bike & Roll To School Week broke records again this year. From April 17 to 21, an estimated 6,000 students, parents and school staff at 93 schools. Many families discovered that biking is a convenient, efficient, and FUN way to get to school. Families traveled in “bike trains,” pre-schoolers rode child seats and Bike  Roll 2family bikes, and high school students used their own pedal power to participate. Even more students joined the celebration on foot, on scooters, skateboards, strollers and public transit.  

Spotlight on Lafayette Elementary 

At Lafayette Elementary in the Outer Richmond, SF Bicycle Coalition Executive Director Brian Weidenmeier lead biking families and teachers from misty Sutro Park up Anza Street to the school. Leaders of the Safe Routes to School partner organizations welcomed students, along with District 1 Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer. Principal Heath Caceres congratulated Lafayette school parents who are making environmentally friendly, personally healthy transportation choices. 
Bike Roll
There’s one more big reason to bike to school: it helps children do better in class. “I have two very active little boys. I started biking to school as soon as the oldest entered kindergarten," says Lafayette parent Ellie Denise. "I figured his teacher would thank me! I'm a firm believer that children learn better when they get a little exercise first. Plus, they love it. It gets them out of the house in the morning."

Weekend Family Biking Events continue

Safe Routes to School partners SF Bicycle Coalition and Presidio YBike continue to bring free family biking to San Francisco families in May at the Presidio, Sunday Streets, and school playgrounds around the city. Check the SF Bicycle Coalition website for a calendar of events. 

Don’t stop now! You’ve biked to school, now bike to work!

Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 11. Here’s an opportunity to go the extra mile, maybe with a family friend who also biked their children to school. Pledge to ride.

Bike & Roll to School Week is made possible by the SF Safe Routes to School program, funded with One Bay Area Grant funds programmed by SF County Transportation Authority. Bike & Roll to School Week is organized by the SF Bicycle Coalition. Visit the Safe Routes to School website to learn more and see a list of all participating schools.
RPDBy Ryan Kelly
Access to Adventure (A2A) on Saturday, May 6
Come join us at the Music Concourse Bandshell in Golden Gate Park from Noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 for A2A 2017!  A2A is a festival of recreation for children with disabilities, including sports, extreme sports, outdoor recreation, aquatics, cultural arts, and more! Click here for more information.

A2A - Rec Park
BAYVIEW HZ LOGOBy Dominique Nash

After five successful years working towards chronic disease prevention through healthy eating and active living, the Bayview HEAL Zone is reaching the end of its programing period.

We will be hosting a community event in partnership with the BVHP Parks Collaborative at MLK/Bayview Park on June 9th to celebrate. Save the date and join us in the celebration!

See Save the Date
TLHCSC logo2By Jessica Estrada

The HealthyRetailSF Program will be redesigning two stores in San Francisco this year, and is currently in the selection process.  Participating stores will receive equipment to sell more produce and healthier food, business support and training, as well as marketing and connections to community partners. See website for more information.tlhcsc event 2
This month, HealthyRetailSF Program partner, the Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (TLHCSC), hosted a special unveiling event of community art at Mid City Market in the Tenderloin on April 20th. TLHCSC collaborated with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) to promote healthy eating by replacing unhealthy advertising with youth-made artwork -in the form of see-through window clings, strings of flags, and a banner at Mid City Market.  At the event, there were speeches from Tenderloin Food Justice Leaders and YBCA youth, store tours, and recipe sharing from 18 Reasons/Cooking Matters.  

See more photos here or visit the TLHCSC Facebook page

See fora video about the project
Also this month, HealthyRetailSF participating store, Palou Market, was highlighted at Bayview Sunday Streets in early April.  Promotional coupons were distributed at the event and at the store.  Palou Market will also be expanding their produce section – so check out this community market and spread the word See flyer!
RYD Logo CMYKJanna Cordeiro, MPH
Healthy Beverage Consultant


Sugary Drink Free Summer! But what about juice?
As we head into the summer months, it’s a great opportunity to challenge yourself to have a “Soda Free Summer” by cutting down on sugary drinks, but what about 100% fruit juice, especially for kids?
The current guidelines for 100% juice consumption from the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) are:
Children should consume whole fruit instead of 100% fruit juice whenever possible. If they do drink 100% fruit juice, the limits are:
  • None until age 1
  • No more than 4-6 ounces/day (1/2-2/3 cup) between ages 1 and 6 years
  • No more than 8-12 ounces/day (1-1/2 cups) between ages 7 and 18 years.
Healthy Food America recently tackled this issue and published an article in Pediatrics exploring the question of whether or not one glass of 100% fruit juice caused weight gain in children, and looked at potential other health risks associated with juice consumption and here is what they found:
  • There is not strong evidence that one serving per day of 100% fruit juice is associated with weight gain.
  • In children ages 1-6, consumption of one daily serving was independently associated with a weight gain of 0.08-0.15 kg (0.18-0.33 pounds) over one year.
  • In children ages 7-18, 100% fruit juice was not independently associated with any weight gain.
  • In adults, 100%juice consumption is association with about 1/3 weight gain over 4 years.
  • Juice consumption increases risk of tooth decay in both adults (31%) and kids (20%).
  • There is not enough evidence to suggest that 100% juice consumption is linked to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or cardiovascular disease unlike drinks with added sugars, which are associated with high blood pressure (see chart).
From the available evidence Healthy Food America concluded that the AAP recommendations were adequate, and children should limit their juice consumption, especially to help prevent tooth decay.


Source: Healthy Food America
More Good News on the Policy Front
Santa Clara County Supervisors voted to remove sugary drinks from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center AND remove sugary drinks in kids menus. Their law took the healthy kids meal approach a step further and does not allow restaurants to offer to substitute a sugary drink for water or unflavored milk in the kids meal. If the customer wants to buy their kid a sugary drink, they have to purchase it independent of the kids meal offer. Congrats to Santa Clara Supervisors for being on the side of public health and doing your job to help create a healthier community! You can read more here.

Upcoming Events

Richmond Community Health Festival
On May 6, join Join Assemblymember Phil Ting, Supervisor Sandra Fewer, and their community partners at the annual Richmond Community Health Festival. See flyer for details.

Grand Opening of the June Jordan School for Equity Community Kitchen
On May 6, join the June Jordan School for Equity to celebrate the grand opening of their community kitchen. See flyer for more details.

9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference – May 30-June 2 in San Diego

The Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference is the nation’s largest, most influential collaboration of professionals dedicated to combating pediatric obesity. This year’s theme is Good Health for All: Addressing Equity Where We Live, Learn, Work, and Play. More details here.

Public Health Advocates June 2017 Water Conference
On June 14, join Public Health Advocates in Sacramento for a one-day conference on "Tackling the HEALTH POLITICS of Water". Click here to learn more.

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State Senate Says Let The Kids Play

Job Opportunities

Health Program Manager - Institute at the Golden Gate
Since 2012, the Institute has worked at the intersection of health and parks to advance healthier communities and the Health Program Manager will lead the implementation and growth of this work. The Health Program Manager will be responsible for partnership building and management; facilitating collaborative strategy development and implementation; managing collaborative communications and meeting coordination; and managing projects and initiatives in support of the collaborative goals. See full desciption here.

Associate Director - Partnership for Trauma Recovery
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the psychosocial impacts of trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses including war, torture, forced displacement, human trafficking and persecution due to identity and beliefs. The ideal candidate would have a solid track record in fundraising, organizational development and experience in the field of human rights and/or global mental health. This position requires leadership, flexibility, creativity, resourcefulness and a passion for promoting human rights, peace and psychosocial wellbeing. See full description here.

Program Coordinator - SF Bicycle Coalition
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is seeking a Program Coordinator. This position will represent the organization to members and the broader community and assist with the execution of one of the SF Bicycle Coalition’s primary program areas. We are looking for a committed and motivated Program Coordinator to manage and grow our renowned bicycle education program. See full description here.

Community Health Youth Intern - Public Health Foundation Enterprises
Under the supervision of the YUTHE Program Coordinator, the Community Health Youth Intern is responsible for creating a health promotion plan; conducting community health educational workshops and activities on various health topics; performing venue-based and street outreach; presenting at conferences and meetings for at risk youth and/ or other organizations. See full description here.



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