There’s no place like home: family home child care in King County

By MyKa’La Alexander, Ilma Vikovic, and Julianne Korn, Healthy Eating and Active Living Interns The walls of Anaji Aman’s home are lined floor to ceiling with colorful posters depicting numbers, shapes, fruits and veggies, maps, animals, and the months of the year, as well as children’s artwork. There are books in many different languages and […]

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Give peas a chance! Help us beet hunger year round

With New Years’ resolution season looming, you might be thinking of ways to be healthier in 2017. This year, we’d like to ask you to take it one step further: make a resolution to help others be healthier too. Public Health is partnering with the emergency food system to bring healthier foods to food banks, […]

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Growing produce and community at Elk Run Farm

Food banks in South King County serve 30,000 families a month, but fresh produce can be hard to come by. Our partner Elk Run Farm is changing that, and growing community in Maple Valley in the process.

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Elk Run Farm harvests first crop, more to come

Most folks were grumbling about the rain yesterday, but not those involved in the first harvest at the Elk Run Farm. The Elk Run Farm is no ordinary farm. Located on four acres of a former golf course in Maple Valley, the produce harvested on the farm will supply the South King County Food Coalition’s […]

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Angling for health: What you need to know about catching and eating fresh fish

By Sinang Lee, MPH, Health Educator at Public Health – Seattle & King County Hook, line, sinker… and healthy dinner! Or is it? Who you are, where you fish, and the type of fish you catch can be the difference between a heart-healthy meal stocked with brain-boosting omega-3s and exposure to harmful contamination. As we […]

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How to eat healthy: Start with a plan

SNAP Education

People may eat poorly for a variety of reasons, including busy and stressful lives or lack of cooking skills. Tight budgets may add to the problem, especially if you haven’t learned tricks for stretching food dollars. For example, what if nobody ever showed you … the value of planning meals ahead for a full week? […]

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