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South LA Residents Show Pride in Their Parks at Community Event

Parks have the power to make our lives better. They promote health, nature and community. They spur economic development and benefit tourism. They make people happy, our neighborhoods strong and our cities sustainable. So, to celebrate parks and endorse them as safe greenspaces that positively contribute to active lifestyles and overall well-being, National Health Foundation […]

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NHF Partners with Fitness Kitchen LA to Bring Healthy Food to LA’s Homeless

In its quest to improve the health of under-served communities and boost nutrition for those without homes recovering from illness, National Health Foundation (NHF) is teaming up with healthy meal delivery subscription service Fitness Kitchen LA to provide food at two of NHF’s recuperative care facilities, including its soon-to-be-opened Pico-Union location in downtown Los Angeles. […]

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Serving Up Fun Ways to Learn about Nutrition’s Role in Healthy Living

Nearly 13 percent of South Central Los Angeles has diabetes—a number higher than most other areas in LA—and roughly 30 percent is overweight, according to an environmental scan conducted by National Health Foundation. So NHF is doing something about it. Over the next three years, its instructors will teach 550 nutrition education classes at All […]

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Shelter Design Can Help People Recover from Homelessness

Some 544,000 people in the United States have no shelter every night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Homeless families make up over one-third of this total. Beyond exposing them to weather, crime and unsanitary conditions, homelessness can also damage people’s self-esteem, making them feel helpless or hopeless. Being homeless is […]

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Students Don’t Sugarcoat Why It’s Important to Rethink Their Drink

Not only do sugar-sweetened drinks, including soda, fruit punch, lemonade, and sports and energy drinks, contribute to poor diet and obesity, they are also associated with tooth decay and deteriorating bones. Hardly worth the extra 300 calories a day! So, students from Santee Education Complex and Thomas Jefferson High School in Los Angeles wanted their […]