Dignity Health Community Grant addresses healthy eating for kids in the community
Partnership to focus on increasing vegetable consumption among low income families
Dignity Health is helping thousands of people in need in Sacramento, Yolo and Nevada counties through its community grants program. Dignity Health awarded more than $928,000 in grants to ten collaborative proposals across Sacramento, Yolo and Nevada counties. The projects join together non-profit organizations who partner with each other to address priority health needs in the community, including access to behavioral health services, primary care and homelessness.
Fox 40 highlighted one of the community grant partnerships that focuses on healthy eating for school children. Liza Kirkland, manager, community health and outreach from Dignity Health; and Amber Scott, executive director of Food Literacy, were interviewed live on Studio40 Live, about the FEAST program, Food Exploration and School Transformation. Through the partnership, the FEAST team will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of their local food system, helping students understand the impact of their food choices on their health, economy and environment and empowering students to increase their consumption of vegetables.