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Dear Shape Up SF Partners,

The Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax Advisory Committee (SDDTAC) has been busy this past month gathering community input and has reviewed data and research to put forth recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors for how the soda tax revenue should be spent. The Committee has heard from many stakeholders and is committed to putting forth recommendations that will uphold the key tenets of the legislation to reduce consumption of sugary drinks, and to mitigate the health impacts of these products on those communities and populations who are both high consumers, and targeted disproportionately by the sugary drinks industry. There will be one more meeting this Friday, March 9, at 2 PM at 25 Van Ness, room 610 before the SDDTAC’s report and recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors are finalized. All are welcome to join us.


Shape Up Strategic Plan PicMeanwhile, the Shape Up SF Coalition’s strategic planning effort is continuing. Thank you to those who have provided opportunities to gather input on activities that the Coalition is considering. Since our work is in close alignment with the goals of the soda tax, the Coalition merged efforts with the SDDTAC to gather community input. The good news is that the input we’ve received so far has confirmed that we are on the right track and in alignment with the needs and priorities of the communities we aim to serve. 

We hope you will join us at our next meeting
where we welcome back our co-chair, Sarah Fine!

April 11 Coalition Meeting
2-4 PM, 25 Van Ness, room 610

In good health,

Roberto Vargas, Shape Up SF Coalition Co-Chair


In this issue
Sunday Streets March 11 and March 25
- Healthy Apple Award deadline March 15

- Funding opportunities
- 4th Annual SF Children's Oral Health Leadership Forum April 3
Walk to Work Day April 5
SF Bike & Roll to School week April 16-20
PHA Water Conference June 19
- Rec and Park wants your feedback
Spring Eggstravaganza

Healthy RetailSF events
- Job opportunities

Join the Shape Up SF email listerv to share events, resources, cand calls to action directly with Coalition partners. Help Shape Up SF Coalition understand its reach.  Complete this brief partner asset survey 
01_SS_LOGO_Horz_WEBHelp create open spaces for kids to play, seniors to stroll, and neighbors to meet - volunteer at Sunday Streets in the Mission on March 11 or Excelsior March 25!

Spend a day in the great (urban) outdoors as an Event Day volunteer, adopt an intersection party with a group, or check out other shifts that make healthy, car-free streets a reality for diverse SF communities.

Register for Spring Boot Camp to get your training done - Volunteer perks include everything from free lunch to fun parties.
2018 Sunday Streets Schedule:
March 11 - Mission 1
March 25 - Excelsior 1
April 15 - Bayview/Dogpatch
May 6 - Tenderloin 1
June 3 - Sunset/GGP
July 15 - Mission 2
August 19 – Mystery Route
September 9 - Western Addition
September 23 - Tenderloin 2
October 14 - Excelsior 2.0
Chronic-disease-prevention-grantsThe Community Health Equity and Promotion branch of the SF Department of Public Health will be releasing an RFP for Chronic Disease Prevent Grants geared towards faith communities, non-profits, & community based organizations to promote healthy eating, active living, and tobacco prevention for the city of San Francisco. 

For July 2018-June 2019, they are excited to offer over $400,000 in community grants focused on chroni diseae prevention to fund up to 14 projects!
Chronic Disease Prevention Grant Types Estimated Amount
Innovative chronic disease prevention grants, focused on healthy eating, active living, and quitting smoking Up to 8 grants of $20,000
African American, Chinese, and LGBT quit smoking programs Up to 3 grants of $40,000
Community focus group discussions on tobacco for Chinese, Latino, and Behavioral Health Communities Up to 3 grants of $40,000

For more information about the grant release, visit and stay tuned!
Walk to work day graphic 2San Francisco's biggest, most celebrated walking event is five weeks away. Save the date: Thursday, April 5 is Walk to Work Day!
Last year, close to 10,000 people participated in this citywide event that celebrates the joy of discovering your city on foot. With your help, this year will be even bigger and better: Walk to Work Day is a day to celebrate how fun and energizing it can be to do more walking in daily life. Who knows what you might discover? Stay tuned on Facebook and find out more at
water conference bannerSAVE THE DATE!

The Public Health Advocates invite YOU to the 2018 Water Conference "Diving into Drinking Water-Equity, Safety, and Access

June 19th, 2018
9 am-4pm at the Sheraton Grand Hotel


Registration opens soon so stay tuned!

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cavityfree4th Annual San Francisco Children's Oral Health
Leadership Forum

Oral health is an essential part of overall health and must be addressed as a priority to improve the health of our children and families in San Francisco. Dental decay disproportionately affects children from low-income families and children-of-color, making oral health a social justice issue.

Join CavityFree SF (formerly the San Francisco Children’s Oral Health Collaborative), together with UCSF, SF Department of Public Health, Our Children Our Families, and San Francisco Unified School District, in our efforts to ensure equitable access for children to grow up healthy, succeed in school, and thrive in life! 

This year's forum will provide a space where community-wide leadership will focus on prioritizing and developing steps to implement policy change to allow for more oral health preventive services early and systematically. 
We will be holding our 4th Annual Children’s Oral Health Leadership Forum on Tuesday, APRIL 3rd at 2:00-4:30 PM. RSVP by March 22See flyer
Safe-Routes-SF-logo-COLOR 2San Francisco Bike & Roll to School Week is April 16-20
It's our favorite family biking event of the year! The SF Bicycle Coalition
coordinates this annual celebration of the fun and excitement of biking, rolling, and other active ways to get to school. 
Are you a parent or a staff member at a San Francisco school?  

Pre-K through high school families are welcome to participate on bikes, in strollers, on skates or any way you roll. Last year over 90 schools and 6,000+ students and caregivers took part in Bike and Roll to School Week.
Whether a veteran biking family or someone new to the road, you can join the celebration!​​
  • Sign up you school. Pick one day April 16-20 for your celebration. You may want to roll all week! Some supplies are limited. Registration deadline is March 31
  • Publicize. We supply posters and cards to spread around school and the neighborhood
  • Organize: we'll give you resources to help your school have a great event.
  • Encourage: Safe Routes to School partnership sponsors free giveaways for students.
  • Help assembly the giveaways: volunteer for the Bike & Roll to School Prize Packing Party and get volunteer hours toward a SF Bicycle Coalition Barter Membership:  Sign up here
HRSF crop logo 2Healthy Retail SF Exciting times! The Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (TLHCSC), a HealthyRetailSF community partner, just underwent a community process to choose their top recommendations of interested stores to the HealthyRetailSF Program.  Many Tenderloin residents attended the February TLHCSC meeting to give input and discuss the need for healthier food and positivity in their neighborhood.  Next, HRSF business consultants will assess the recommended stores and work together with the Coalition to make a final decision.  The chosen store will receive individualized redesign incentives such as shelving and/or refrigeration to sell produce and healthier food, small business support and training, and many other services. 

TLHCSC also hosts monthly taste testings; last month, a taste testing took place at The Ritz, an SRO building down the street from HRSF participating store, Daldas Grocery. Tenderloin resident Food Justice Leaders shared a fruit salad recipe and promotions.

TLHCSC logo2 3Visit or on Facebook for updates about the TLHCSC.

Upcoming store tour!  In partnership with Cooking Matters/18 Reasons, a community store tour at Ana's Market (105 Broad St.) will take place on Tuesday, March 6th at 2:30 pm Ana's Market.  The store tour is free, and includes training on shopping healthy on a budget and special giveaways for participants. Space is limited, but contact Laura Miller if you know any community members who live in the Oceanview neighborhood who may be interested.

Upcoming meeting! The next City-wide Healthy Retail Workgroup meeting will be Thursday, March 8th from 11:00am-12:30pm at 25 Van Ness Room 330A with a special presentation from the Double Up Bucks Program.  RSVP to Jessica Estrada.
Save the Date!  Special community event will take place at Daldas Grocery (200 Eddy St.) on Thursday, April 19th.  More info soon!
Eggstravaganza on March 31!
This year’s Spring Eggstravaganza is at Robin Williams Meadow (formerly Sharon Meadow) in Golden Gate Park on March 31 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature egg hunts, carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food trucks and the highly anticipated annual Rib Cook-Off between SF Rec and Park, SF Fire, SF Police and other city departments! No pets will be allowed into this event. Tickets are $10. Children 2 and under free!
Click here to volunteer for this event.  

SF Rec and ParkPlaygrounds? Swimming pools? Soccer fields? Trails? Picnic tables? 

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department is eager to improve the reach of their services across San Francisco and wants your perspective and ideas to guide future investment. Take their brief survey and enter to win a $50 gift card!

URL to surveys in all languagesVisit the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department website to learn more!

Job Opportunities
Walk SF is hiring two key positions to help expand their work throughout the city and also make walking in San Francisco more kid- and family-friendly!
Join a dynamic team focused on collaboration and community building to make a better city. Find more information and see how to apply here.
Not looking for a full-time gig but want to be part of the action at Walk SF? Walk SF is also seeking interns to help plan the celebrations of their 20th Anniversary year! 
HealthyApple_logo.WEB-SMALLSubmit your self-assessment(s)  NOW to be recognized with a Healthy Apple Award in April. If you need pers onalized assistance with your assessment, written policy or any other Healthy Apple work, contact Raegan to set up an appointment. Evening hours available. 
Deadline is March 15, 2018
2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report
The federal Department of Health and Human Services has recently released the 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report. The report, available online, describes the findings from the Advisory Committee's systematic review of the scientific evidence on physical activity, fitness, and health, and will help inform the next edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. It provides a detailed summary of the disease prevention and health promotion benefits of a more physically active America that is firmly established by the latest scientific evidence. The public is encouraged to view the Scientific Report and provide written comments to the federal government. The comment period will be open for 30 days closing on March 31, 2018.

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