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19 03, 2018

Ramona Unified School District’s Compost Program Reaps Big Dividends

2018-04-18T20:51:57+00:00

March 19, 2018 - The Ramona Unified School District has taken a leap forward in environmental sustainability, creating an innovative food waste prevention and composting program at the Ramona High School campus. The program utilizes the food waste from eight school campuses in various ways, including making rich soil in a six-hundred gallon composting [...]

Ramona Unified School District’s Compost Program Reaps Big Dividends2018-04-18T20:51:57+00:00
26 04, 2017

2016 Showcase in Review: Initial Business Results

2017-04-26T20:54:39+00:00

By Catherine Cochran, Food Systems Intern Between enjoying live entertainment from a tap-dancing fiddler and getting to sample locally-landed ceviche, attendees of the 2016 Good Food Showcase agreed that the event was a major success! On December 2nd over 250 people attended the event at Coastal Roots Farm to show their dedication to preserving and [...]

2016 Showcase in Review: Initial Business Results2017-04-26T20:54:39+00:00
1 08, 2016

Business Results from the 2015 Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase

2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00

By Elizabeth Vaughan, Food Systems Coordinator From Legoland to local hospitals, good food purchasing has increased as a result of the 2015 Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase.   Attendees from the annual Showcase event were surveyed six months later to identify new business deals made as a result of their attendance at the October 23, 2015 [...]

Business Results from the 2015 Let’s Go Local! Produce Showcase2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00
25 07, 2016

Don’t Miss The Rendezvous

2018-04-16T20:12:21+00:00

Community Health Improvement Partners (CHIP) will be hosting our inaugural The Rendezvous on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the McMillin Companies Event Center at Liberty Station. Please join us for an evening with thought-provoking speakers who will share intriguing ideas and tangible best practices for addressing obesity. Proceeds from this event will benefit CHIP’s mission to [...]

Don’t Miss The Rendezvous2018-04-16T20:12:21+00:00
19 07, 2016

Kaiser grant promotes health in Lemon Grove

2018-04-16T20:12:31+00:00

Kaiser Permanente presented the Lemon Grove HEAL Zone with a check at the kick off event for phase II of the initiative on July 15th. The Lemon Grove HEAL Zone initiative began in 2012, when Kaiser awarded Community Health Improvement Partners an initial $1 million grant to get the group going. The current grant for [...]

Kaiser grant promotes health in Lemon Grove2018-04-16T20:12:31+00:00
7 06, 2016

Sowing Seeds in Spring: Farm-to-School Grows in San Diego County

2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00

By Elizabeth Vaughan, Food Systems Coordinator It’s been a productive spring season for CHIP Food Systems's farm-to-school efforts. From scratch cooking techniques to turning kitchen scraps into school garden compost, the Farm-to-School Taskforce (F2ST) continued to sow seeds over the past several months sure to grow the region’s farm-to-school movement. For March’s F2ST meeting, Sally [...]

Sowing Seeds in Spring: Farm-to-School Grows in San Diego County2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00
15 04, 2016

San Diego County New and Young Farmers Needs Assessment Results

2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00

A version of this blog post first appeared here on the San Diego Food Systems Alliance's 'News' blog on April 9th, 2016. By Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Director, SDFSA Member San Diego County has more small farms than any other county in the country, over 400 organic farms, and has the 12th largest farm [...]

San Diego County New and Young Farmers Needs Assessment Results2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00
31 03, 2016

An Amazing Month of Farm-to-School in San Diego County

2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00

By Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Director March has been an amazing month of milestones, memorable moments, and media coverage for farm-to-school in San Diego County! Simply put, we are on a roll! Rather than trying to tell the full story ourselves, included in this post is a quick synopsis of  key events along with [...]

An Amazing Month of Farm-to-School in San Diego County2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00
23 02, 2016

Brokering Good Food Deals Across San Diego County

2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00

By Elizabeth Vaughan, CHIP Food Systems Coordinator What does that all too loving grandmother and CHIP Food Systems Department have in common? They both love setting people up! This month, in honor of Valentines Day, we are focusing this blog post on CHIP’s efforts to “set up” good food producers and institutional food buyers. CHIP [...]

Brokering Good Food Deals Across San Diego County2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00
7 12, 2015

NHLT Supports San Diego County Hospitals to Continue Building a Healthy, Sustainable Food System in 2015

2016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00

By Elizabeth Vaughan and Colin Cureton, CHIP Food Systems Team California hospitals are leading the way in making healthful, sustainable foods and beverages the norm in healthcare systems across the nation, and much of that work is happening in San Diego County. An important initiative that has served as a platform for collaboration to advance [...]

NHLT Supports San Diego County Hospitals to Continue Building a Healthy, Sustainable Food System in 20152016-11-15T21:59:26+00:00