Our Partners

As more and more people spend their food dollars away from home,

it is important to provide healthier food options. STRIVE San Diego! works closely with restaurants, farmers markets, and grocery stores to improve nutrition and promote healthy living. Through this, STRIVE works to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease among the San Diego community.

STRIVE, San Diego! aims to implement the following with our partners. Visit one today!

These strategies are built on evidence-based programs, as food outlets play an important role in food purchases and represent an ideal setting to help consumers make informed decisions.

  1. Analyze and modify selected recipes to meet the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) nutrient content claims, including: “free”, “low”, “reduced/less” calories, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and/or sugars.
  2. Offer low-sodium condiments (e.g., soy sauce, fish sauce) to reduce sodium intake.
  3. Provide nutrition labels on selected food items.
  4. Promote selected healthier food items through various marketing strategies.

  1. Collaborate with farmers markets to accept and encourage Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients increased access to healthy food and encourage consumption of locally-grown produce.
  2. Provide nutrition labels on selected food items, with a special focus on produce commonly used in API cuisine.
  3. Promote EBT use and fruit and vegetable consumption through various marketing strategies.

  1. Provide nutrition labels on selected food items, with a special focus on produce commonly used in API cuisine.
  2. Collaborate with local grocery store owners to enhance the produce aisle through signage, educational materials or displays, and providing food samples to customers.

 

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