health equity

YLI Coverage in The SF Bay News: SF sets limits on new cigarette permits

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The SF News recently covered the amazing work conducted by the YLI Tobacco Use Reduction Force (TURF), culminating in the passage of an ordinance that halts the issuance of new tobacco permits to San Francisco retailers in low-income neighborhoods with already high tobacco densities. This ordinance, introduced by San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar, will amend The City’s health code and strives for equity in the … Continued

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar Commends YLI Youth

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Brave work from our YLI Boys and Men of Color Fresno Crew

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There is another issue in our San Joaquin Valley that may not be making headlines, but is just as important as the drought, and we are pleased the president is once again showing strong leadership: Young men of color need more opportunities. President Obama began the dialogue in his State of the Union Address when … Continued

NUTRITION SOLDIERS MUNI ADS ARE UP!

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Congratulations to the Nutrition Soldiers in the Bayview!! Youth have been working on a Make Nutrition our Tradition social media campaign to build the demand for healthy foods in Bayview-Hunters Point. Please keep an eye out for these advertisement on your MUNI route! View original

Youth Organizing Leadership Academy: YOLA!

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With our youth out of school for the summer, we at the Youth Leadership Institute in Fresno County viewed this summer as an amazing opportunity to engage youth from across the county in an enriching and fun six-week program.  We called this group YOLA, or the Youth Organizing & Leadership Academy.  Our goal was to … Continued

Nutrition Soldiers Presented at a National Childhood Obesity Conference!

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Nutrition Soldiers had the honor of attending and presenting at the 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference. On Wednesday, June 19th, Mary and Avni presented to a room of about 200 people on the food justice work Nutrition Soldiers is leading in Bayview. People from throughout the country attended seeking to learn how to engage youth in obesity prevention … Continued