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File #: 19-835    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/3/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a grant agreement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education from the California Department of Public Health for the term of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $1,600,209.
Attachments: 1. 20170917_r_CDPH NEOP SNAP.pdf, 2. 20170917_att_CDPH NEOP SNAP.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Lizelle Lirio de Luna, Director, Family Health Services
Subject: Agreement with the California Department of Public Health for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education Grant

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the acceptance of a grant agreement for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education from the California Department of Public Health for the term of October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $1,600,209.

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BACKGROUND:
In San Mateo County, it is estimated that nearly one-in-four low-income children is overweight or obese (Pediatric Nutrition Surveillance System Data, 2010). Furthermore, the latest California Health Interview Survey (2014) showed that 66% of all adult residents in San Mateo County are also overweight or obese. The Get Healthy San Mateo Task Force and the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Project are actively working to reduce obesity in the County. NEOP is a part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education initiative, which provides federal funds to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and access to nutritious foods to reduce the incidence of chronic disease in low-income communities. San Mateo County has been a grantee since 1998.

DISCUSSION:
In the next three years, NEOP funding will be used to implement comprehensive local nutrition education and obesity prevention programs. In accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the grant agreement directs San Mateo County Health (SMCH) to serve as the lead health agency, coordinate with local partners, and involve multiple sectors in spearheading efforts that improve the nutritional status of and prevent obesity among the County's low-income population.

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