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What We’re Reading – 5/11/16

Oakland City Council Put Soda Tax on November Ballot Oakland’s City Council voted unanimously to place a soda tax on the November ballot. If approved, Oakland would become the second city in the nation, after Berkeley, where a fee is charged on sugar-sweetened beverages. In a statement, Mary Pittman, president of the Oakland-based Public Health Continue reading

De Anza Park in Pittsburg

De Anza Park has a New Play Structure!

This beautiful new playground is the result of hard work and dedication by the East County Regional Group (ECRG), the First 5 Contra Costa Children & Families Commission, and Healthy & Active Before 5. In 2012 these advocates assessed 22 Pittsburg parks to determine their suitability for young children to play and engage in physical Continue reading

Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Partner Spotlight: Mt. Diablo CARES Afterschool Program

Thanks to a new healthy policy passed by a Mt. Diablo Unified School district’s Afterschool Program, over 275 kindergarteners across Central and East Contra Costa County are ensured quality opportunities for healthy eating and active play. This past fall, Mt. Diablo CARES (Collaborative for Academics Recreation and Enrichment for Students) adopted a comprehensive wellness policy Continue reading