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AV Baby Babble Newsletter
The Antelope Valley Partners for Health and its collaborating partners have created a newsletter, the AV Baby Babble. The newsletter will be released...

Immigrants and their Americanized diets
Research shows that when people immigrate to the United States, their diet changes for the worse as they eat more junk food and fewer fruits and...

Preserving food traditions and cultural heritage
A group of Oaxacan women experienced something that many immigrants in this country face: their children were quickly adapting to an American diet...

Improving access to nutritious foods in South L.A.
For more than 20 years, Community Coalition has been working to change environments that facilitate addiction, violence and poverty in South L.A...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Community Gardens — A Healthy Trend
Whether community gardens are sprouting up in record numbers in Los Angeles because they are a hipster trend or a necessity for survival, the ability...

Homegirl's Farm-to-Kitchen Program Inspires Healthy Eating
As part of First 5 LA's Eat Healthy, Grow Strong public education campaign, we're putting the spotlight on organizations that are working in...

Homegirl's farm-to-kitchen program inspires healthy eating
As part of First 5 LA’s Eat Healthy, Grow Strong public education campaign, we’re putting the spotlight on organizations that are working...

Eat Healthy, Grow Strong: Go Shopping and Cook!
This week First 5 LA’s weekly e-newsletter, The Monday Morning Report, featured a story about the Eat Healthy, Grow Strong in store cooking...

Antelope Valley's 2nd Annual Chess Essay Contest
For more information about this announcement contact Ms. Daa at [email protected] The AV Chess House is partnering with Grace Resource Center to...

Pacoima Families Rediscover Their Local Food4Less
Grocery shopping is a regular thing for most families, but food choices can sometimes be challenging, especially when there are little ones begging...

Building Demand for Healthy Food
Getting high school youth in South Los Angeles to eat their veggies is no easy task. But thanks to the efforts of Megan Hanson and others, many of...

Food Activists Revolutionize the Way We Eat: Part 2
As part of First 5 LA’s Eat Healthy, Grow Strong public education campaign, we’re putting the spotlight on organizations that are working...

Food Activists Revolutionize the Way We Eat: Part 1
As part of First 5 LA’s Eat Healthy, Grow Strong public education campaign, we’re putting the spotlight on organizations that are working...

First Step Grants Timeline Update #2
February 14, 2012 Update: First Step Grants are meant to fund local, short-term projects that support the goals and priorities of Best Start. They are...

Best Start and First 5 LA Launch Eat Healthy, Grow Strong
While obesity rates in Los Angeles Countys children age 5 and younger are leveling off or, in some cases, declining, there remains an alarming number...

Best Start at Black College Expo
Last Saturday, Best Start staff attended L.A. Countys Black College Expo at the L.A. Convention Center, spreading the word that college readiness...

Palmdale library focuses on critical services
Public libraries play an important role in promoting literacy, especially among those in need of developing reading skills, such as preschool and...

Best Start Metro LA Accepting Proposals
Best Start Metro LA, in partnership with Para Los Niños, is currently accepting applications for new Collaborative Partner projects...

The Love of Reading
During the holiday season, share the gift of the love of reading. In this video, the Best Start staff and community members tell us about their...

Kid-friendly atmosphere, programs promote early literacy
The child-sized furniture and large, fluffy pillows in the shape of animals draw young children into the cozy, early-learning area near the picture...
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