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Dear Shape Up SF Partners,

We’ve made it to the end of the year! As 2018 comes to an end, we want to wish everyone a HAPPY and HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON! Our hope is that you spend the remainder of 2018 making our community of San Francisco a better place for all of us. There’s much work to be done in this beautiful city, and new opportunities for collaboration and community engagement will meet us in the new year. Let’s continue to roll up our sleeves, and work together as the year closes.

The holidays can bring about varying emotions and feelings. While many of us are planning to spend the holidays with our families and loved ones, some of us will be missing those nearest and dearest to our hearts during this time. In this season of giving, don’t forget to share a smile, give a hug, or give appreciation to the people around you.

We are excited to work together in preparation for projects and partnerships in the upcoming year as we continue our journey to operationalize diversity, equity and inclusion within the Coalition. The Capacity Building Action Team (CBAT) has been planning for a HEAL Stakeholder Forum, where nonprofits and funders will come together to discuss the existing assets, needs, and opportunities to strengthen the impact of HEAL strategies in SF. We need your feedback to inform this work! Please take and share our survey with your nonprofit/community-based partners. Those who complete the survey by Wednesday, December 12, will be entered into a raffle to win a $175 gift certificate for a capacity building training from CompassPoint! Check out their workshops here.

The Policy, Systems, and Environments Action Team (PSEAT) has been moving forward, addressing priority areas generated from the Coalition’s collaborative strategic planning efforts through an equity lens. Efforts are underway for PSEAT members to meet with the SF Board of Supervisors in the new year, to further policy efforts. Have you seen the timeline PSEAT has developed, highlighting priority policies for 2018-2022?  Please follow the link to stay up to date, as PSEAT is on the move! Our collective efforts will continue to strengthen policy initiatives moving forward.

Check out the PSEAT and CBAT webpages for upcoming meeting dates and times. We value your participation and input!

Lastly, the next Coalition meeting is Wednesday January 9th 2-4pm 25 Van Ness, room 70 (basement level)

We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

In closing, I’d like to say THANK YOU for all that you do! Let’s continue this great work to make the healthy choice the easy choice in San Francisco!

In Health,

Franny Wong, Shape Up SF Coalition Co-Chair

In this issue: 
-Sugar Drinks Distributor Tax Advisory Committee Update
-What is Public Charge?- Public Comment Deadline 12/10
-Shape Up SF Survey- Deadline 12/12 Enter to Win a $175 Gift Certificate
-Culture of Health Grantee Current Programming- Project Commotion 
-Rafiki Coalition December Programming
-Sunday Streets: 2018 End of Year Survey 
-Healthy Retail: Food Justice Leaders Celebrated 
-John O'Connel High School: Students Ideas for Programs and Policy
-SF Bicycle Coalition and Safe Routes to School's Holiday Ideas
-Employment Opportunities
-In Case You Missed It 

Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax Advisory Committee (SDDTAC) 

The general purpose of the Advisory Committee is to make recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors on the effectiveness of the Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax in Business Tax and Regulations Code Article 8. Visit www.sfdph.org/sddtac to download meeting agendas, minutes, and materials. If you would like to receive email reminders about upcoming SDDTAC meetings, please let us know.

Past SDDTAC Meeting:
December 7 at 1:00 pm 25 Van Ness Avenue, Room 70 San Francisco, CA 94102
Please see agenda and visit the SDDTAC webpage for meeting minutes when posted. 

During the SDDTAC meeting last Friday, the committee welcomed public comment as they discussed recommendations for funding in preparation for the next report due March 1, 2019. The public is welcome to provide comment at all meetings. In January, the schedule will shift to the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The next meeting of the full committee will be January 16 at 5 pm at 25 Van Ness, room 70.

Please come out to share with the SDDTAC recommendations for funding for FY 2019-20 and 2020-21. Public comments always welcomed. 

What is Public Charge? 

“PUBLIC CHARGE” IS A TERM USED by U.S. immigration officials to refer to a person who is considered primarily dependent on the government for subsistence, as demonstrated by either receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense. Where this consideration applies, an immigrant who is found to be “likely . . . to become a public charge” may be denied admission to the U.S. or lawful permanent resident status.

FOR THE LATEST on the “public charge” issue as it develops — including the Trump administration’s proposed rule that would put even more families at risk — visit www.ProtectingImmigrantFamilies.org. NILC news releases about new developments are available from our homepage, www.nilc.org. And follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive notifications about breaking news on this issue

Although the deadline for public comment was Monday 12/10, The Shape Up SF Steering Committee submitted a letter opposing the rule change and will keep the coalition apprised of what happens next.
Shape Up San Francisco

We want to hear from YOU!
­­­­­­­­­Dear Healthy Eating Active Living Stakeholder,
  • Do you wish your funding period was for more than 1 year?
  • Are you unclear how to align and collaborate when you don’t have enough staff to deliver services?
  • Are you tired of being asked to “innovate” when you know your core services are making meaningful, needed, positive impact in your communities?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, then let the SF funding community know by completing this survey!

The Shape Up SF Coalition is convening a forum with funders next year to openly and candidly relay to them challenges that face nonprofits in SF who are working to promote HEAL. Our goal is to foster a collaborative, productive conversation with funders that will strengthen our nonprofit HEAL community. To do so, we need your feedback! Please fill out this survey by December 12, 2018 to be entered into a raffle to win a $175 gift certificate for a capacity building training from CompassPoint.

Check out their workshops at www.compasspoint.org/workshops.
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We have started our PPPE (Parent Partners in Physical Education) classes at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. “We’ve notice months some of the children have been able to join the group through the movement exercises and have also noticed a positive change in the instructions follow-up” Carol- PC
We are excited to share that our RPML (Roly Poly Movement Labs) have been very successful. We’ve served approximately 17 families who have attended regularly. Here are some of our success stories from the last cohorts:
We had a little girl 7.5 months who wasn't crawling yet. Her mom shared that she learned so much and began to look at learning and movement through a different lens. She hadn't thought about the connection between movement and brain development, at home she implemented some of the learned tools and within days her daughter began crawling. This mom was so impressed with the RPML cohort that she told her husband about it and insisted he came to class next time, so he did. This was also the first dad to participate in the cohort.
Our second story is from a little boy 13.5 months who was only crawling at the beginning of the cohort. His mom had shared her concern of him not walking yet (her older sons had crawled at younger ages). We continued to provide the support and space for him to explore and reminded mom that children learn and develop differently, we also talked about the importance of taking risks and building resiliency. Similar to the earlier story, with the tools and encouragement for this child and family this little boy took his first steps while in class! Everyone cheered and clapped for him and his mom. This mom was overwhelmed with joy to see her son walking! We are reaching the end of the cohort and can see him climbing and walking with more confidence and having stronger motor planning compared to his first day.

-Instructor Cristina

Stay tuned for more updates on the 2018-2019 Culture of Health Grantees! 

Rafiki Staff

Tai Chi    
A gentle form of movement that promotes stress reduction, body strength and power.     

Tuesday, December 18th at 5:30 pm 
A rejuvenating practice, in which community members gather in a safe circle to discuss faith, support and strength.  
Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30 pm
Restorative Yoga
Yoga as a practice of self-care by restoring and renewing mind, body and spirit.
Wednesday, December 19th at 10:30 am
Vinyassa Flow Yoga
Stretching and strength building movements that provide therapeutic benefits.
Thursday, December 13th at 5:00 pm
Healthy Hearts    
Energizing movements and sequences with a Zumba twist.

Saturday, December 15th at 9:30 am
Rafiki Movie Night
Movie screening of “The Wiz” open for the community.
Monday, December 17th at 5:30 pm
Sound Healing
 A series of healing using ancient sound and energy to achieve inner calmness and equilibrium.
Thursday, December 20th at 4:30 pm
Passport Graduation  
A graduation celebration for Passport program participants.
Thursday, December 20th at 7:30 pm 

Did you attend, volunteer or exhibit at Sunday Streets in 2018? Your opinion matters - provide feedback on the season!

Take the 2018 End of Year Survey and automatically get entered into a drawing to win great prizes from JUMP Bikes, TOPO Designs, Getaround, Sunday Streets and more.
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HealthyRetailSF (HRSF) and Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition (TLHCSC) are excited to welcome Salem Grocery (920 Geary Street) as the newest store to be redesigned with the program.  Tenderloin resident Food  IMG_1095 Justice Leaders conducted customer surveys and participated in a schematic planning training to prepare for the redesign.  During the Reset Date, Food Justice Leaders, TLHCSC members/staff, and HealthyRetailSF consultants worked together to take down old equipment, build shelves, clean, restock and merchandise products, and put up healthy signage. Salem Grocery is now selling a selection of fruits and vegetables for the first time, as well as additional healthy snacks and groceries!  Stay tuned for a Salem Grocery Grand-Reopening event in February 2019! 

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The Tenderloin Healthy Corner Store Coalition’s 6th Annual Event this past month, “My Community, My Food!” was a great success.  Even though smoky conditions forced the event indoors, there were many activities, community input boards, free herbs/plants, cooking-related raffle prizes, and much more.  The Food Justice Leaders were also honored by the District 6 Supervisor’s Office for their service. 


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For more information about the HealthyRetailSF Program, please see www.healthyretailsf.org. Please direct any store owners interested in the program to www.healthyretailsf.org/how-to-apply/.  Stay tuned for an upcoming HRSF Information Session in January/February 2019!
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O connel High School  

John O'Connell Health & Behavioral Sciences students have been studying the physiological impacts of over consumption of sugar, as well as the complex socio-economic and cultural factors influencing our communities' eating and lifestyle habits. They have conducted informative health workshops with over 100 students (high school and elementary), to gather data and input on the barriers that our young people face when making decisions about food and exercise. Using this input, along with an in-depth analysis of prior interventions already in place throughout San Francisco, the students have developed ideas for programs and/or policies which they believe will help support SFUSD students in increasing their intake of healthy foods, beverages, and levels of physical activity. We would love to have any/all key stakeholders involved in SF's Public Health efforts to join us in hearing the students' voices. 
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Date: Wednesday, December 19th
Time: 8:30-10:00 am
Place: John O'Connell High School, rms 313, 307, 309
Contact: Sarah Christensen, Health Careers Teacher, (415) 994-7272
Holiday Gift ideas for Biking and Walking Families
Are you thinking about surprising your child with a shiny, new bike this season?  Make sure you get the right size bike. Please don’t buy your child a new bike that is too big for them! You may want to borrow or buy a smaller used bike while your child is learning. Lower the seat while your child builds their skills of rolling, stopping and turning.o connel 1 2

Fun helmets, bright colored gloves and waterproof jackets encourage winter bike riding. San Franciscans love to walk. The rain should not keep you indoors! Give the gift of rain boots, an umbrella, a waterproof jacket, and enjoy the city lights and sights over the holiday break.

你是否正在考慮在本季節使用閃亮的一輛新自行車讓你的孩子感到驚訝?確保你得到合適尺寸的自行車. 不要給你的孩子買一輛對他們來說太大的新自行車. 你可能想在孩子學習期間借用或購買較小的二手自行車. 當你的孩子正在練習停止和轉彎的技巧時, 需要弄車座較低.
 要準備好冬天有趣的自行車頭盔, 明亮的彩色手套和防水夾克.
三藩市喜愛散步. 下雨的时候你不應該在室內! 拿你收到了禮物; 比如雨靴, 雨傘, 防水夾克的禮物, 並享受城市燈光和景點.

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Ideas de regalos para los niños que caminan y montan bici
¿Está pensando en sorprender a su hijo o hija con una nueva bici estas fiestas? Asegúrese de que compre la bicicleta adecuada. No le compre una bici nueva que sea demasiada grande para ellos. Cómprele una bici usada más pequeña mientras está aprendiendo. Ponga el asiento más bajo hasta que domine como frenar y doblar.
Cascos llamativos, guantes, y chaquetas impermeables animan a montar en bici durante el invierno.
A la gente de San Francisco le encanta caminar. No dejes que la lluvia te mantenga adentro.
Regale botas para la lluvia, paraguas, chaquetas impermeables, y disfrute de las luces y las escenas de la ciudad durante el receso de las fiestas.
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 - Laura and John Arnold Foundation Vice President of Public Health  (Houston, TX)
 - San Francisco Health PlanProgram Manager, Behavioral Health 
 - CSPIDevelopment Coordinator, Digital Communications Manager
 - Public Health Advocates: State Policy Manager 
 - Public Health Institute: Racial Equity Associate 
 - Sweetened Drinks Could Raise Risk of Type 2 Diabetes More than Foods with Fructose 
 - CMS Finds it's Highest Lead Level Yet, and it's in a School Cafeteria Water Fountain 
 - Sugary Drinks Are More Harmful to Diabetics than Sweetened Foods 
 -Switch to these Healthy Drink Options! 
 - Only 15 States, DC Have Laws for Testing Lead in School Water
 - Beverage Brands See Increase in Sugar-Free Soda Sales 
- Washington State Votes Against Taxing Soda, Sugary Drinks 

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