This program is a natural extension of our Food Pantry program which strives to provide a large selection of fresh fruits and vegetables for clients. Health Education outreach is directed towards undeserved members of the community, including the poor, homeless, and any routinely marginalized segments of the population who all too often fall through the gaps in the public health system.
Weight & Obesity Management Education
Basic Health Screenings
Cooking and Recipe Tips and Samples
Health Care Enrollment
and other health related services and referrals
Covered California Enrollment Assistance
Building Healthy Communities Long Beach
Healthy Active Long Beach
USDA My Plate
Every last Wednesday of the month we distribute extra quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Incorporate MyPlate habits into your daily routine:
1 - Make half your grains whole. Choose whole-grain foods, such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, brown rice, and low fat popcorn, more often.
2 - Vary your veggies. Go dark green and orange with your vegetables—eat spinach, broccoli, carrots, and sweet potatoes.
3 - Focus on fruits. Eat them at meals, and at snack time, too.
4 - Get your calcium-rich foods. To build strong bones serve low fat and fat-free milk and other milk products several times a day.
5 - Go lean with protein. Eat lean or low fat meat, chicken, turkey, and fish. Also, add chick peas, nuts, or seeds to a salad; pinto beans to a burrito; or kidney beans to soup.
6 - Change your oil. We all need oil. Get yours from fish, nuts, and liquid oils such as corn, soybean, canola, and olive oil.
7 - Don’t sugarcoat it. Choose foods and beverages that do not have sugar and caloric sweeteners as one of the first ingredients.