Limiting sugary drinks can make a difference in children’s health

By Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County Limiting sugary drinks are an important step for public health and particularly for the health of children and youth. All children deserve to grow up healthy, but children today could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. This is, […]

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It’s not just you. It’s the cost of food, too.

If you are going to talk about access to healthy food, you have to talk about affordability. Why is Top Ramen cheaper than veggies? – King County resident This was the crux of a community conversation in South King County where residents shared the on-the-ground challenges to eating healthier food–challenges that go far beyond just […]

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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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