Healthy Youth and Families
The Mayor and the school district want our youth to grow up to be healthy adults who will thrive, live, and stay in San Francisco. Below see the various resources and programs dedicated to making our youth and families healthy in our city.
The school district’s Student Nutrition Services department (SNS) provides meal service through the National School Lunch Program for 105 PreK-12 schools and 6 charter schools. At these schools SNS serves over 6,000 breakfasts, 23,000 lunches and 7,000 After School Snacks.
Over the past decade many steps have been taken to improve the SFUSD food systems, including aligning around the highest nutritional standards in the nation and making a bold commitment to feed every hungry child. Since January 2013, fresher meals are being served through SFUSD’s new partnership with Revolution Foods.
In spring 2013, SFUSD began a five-month collaboration with the innovation firm IDEO to rethink the school food system including the spaces, technology, operations, and dining experience. Specifically, they have focused on creating a vision for a student-centered, financially-stable system that engages kids in eating good food. Over 1,300 students, parents, nutrition staff, principals, teachers, administrators, and community partners were involved in this process.
For more information, please visit www.sfusd.edu.
SFCSD is privileged to support San Francisco youth and families, through building school capacity to address student needs, and working to achieve District-wide academic goals. Additionally, through its programs, services and curricula, SFCSD seeks to increase student achievement, and pro-social student behaviors so all students can become high achieving and joyful learners.
For more information, please visit: www.healthiersf.org.
The Summer Food Program is a USDA federally-funded child nutrition program designed to provide free meals for youth when school is not in session. The San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families is a local sponsor of this program, which means they provide financial and administrative support to ensure that free meals are available in all high-need neighborhoods of San Francisco to any youth 18 and under.
For more information, please visit: www.dcyf.org.
Healthy San Francisco is a program designed to make health care services available and affordable and available to uninsured San Francisco residents. It is operated by DPH.
Healthy San Francisco is available to all San Francisco residents regardless of immigration status, employment status, or pre-existing medical conditions. The program currently provides health coverage to over 50,000 uninsured San Francisco residents.
For more information, please visit: www.healthysanfrancisco.org.
The Shape Up San Francisco Coalition is a multidisciplinary body convened to address the epidemic of chronic disease through primary prevention and environmental strategies, with an emphasis on physical activity and nutrition. Shape Up SF is committed to reducing health disparities in chronic diseases that disproportionately affect African American, Latino and Asian populations. Our mission is to increase the awareness of and opportunities for increased physical activity and improved nutrition where people live, play, work and learn.