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.
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 […] 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… 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…