Focus On . . . Healthy Eating

CINCH works to ensure that all County residents have access to affordable, healthy food. Healthy eating has been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce overweight and obesity, and prevent a wide range of chronic diseases. Proper nutrition is essential for children to grow, learn, and succeed.

CINCH Initiative: Mobile Produce Vending

In partnership with community-based organizations, CINCH aims to Increase access to healthy, local produce by helping to establish a mobile produce vending initiative that will link County residents with local farmers.

CINCH Initiative: Farm-to-School

CINCH works hand-in-hand with New Mexico-based organizations to provide public school children with locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables.


HEALTHY EATING RESOURCES & NEWS

To quickly access our collection of infographics, fact sheets, and reports, visit our resources page.

Obesity rate among New Mexico 3rd graders dropping - State health officials say the childhood obesity rate among New Mexico 3rd  graders is dropping. Read more here…
WIC gets healthier choices in foods - Pregnant women, mothers and children who get federal assistance with their  grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish,  fruits and vegetables. Read more here…
Obesity rates drop for 2- to 5-year-olds - Obesity rates in children 2 to 5 years old have decreased significantly over the past decade, according to a new study published Tuesday. Read full story here…
Public health takes on obesity: A route to better health - Obesity is a serious and costly health problem facing our nation. The number of kids and teens who are obese has nearly tripled in the past three decades, leading to a generation at risk for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other serious health problems. However, there is hope. For the first time in recent years, obesity […]
Study shows nutrition education leads to healthier choices by SNAP recipients - The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a study providing clear evidence that well-designed nutrition education programs can lead to healthier food choices by participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Read more here.
Mobile Food Truck Drives Down Diabetes, Obesity On NM’s Pueblos - People who don’t have a grocery store nearby are often left to settle for fast food choices that are less healthy.  But a mobile food truck stocked with everything from chia seeds to collard greens is ensuring that rural residents have a leg up on better nutrition. Read more here…
SHIP: Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice - A great video from Minnesota’s Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) that illustrates how community design and environmental interventions impact people’s ability to live healthy lives. Watch the video here…
Program Cuts Child Obesity in San Diego - A great example of an effective collective impact approach to public health in San Diego. Read about it here…
With City Hall debut, Fresh Truck Rolls into Boston - The bus, which is painted white, embla­zoned with the words “Dri­ving food, health, and com­mu­nity,” and whose inte­rior serves as a long, narrow pro­duce shop, will make stops across the city to bring fresh fruits and veg­eta­bles directly into com­mu­ni­ties that aren’t ade­quately served by super­mar­kets or other sources of healthy food. Read more here…
Childhood Obesity Declines in Some States - The problem of childhood obesity, long among the country’s most intractable and vexing health issues, is at last showing signs of turning the corner. Read more here…