Hunger-Free Schools

Now Accepting Funding Proposals for 2021 
It’s that time of the year again - our annual Get Healthy SMC Community Implementation Funding request for proposals (RFP) has been released! We invite community partners, cities and schools working on building read more...

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Get Healthy SMC Community Corner


San Mateo County Farmworker on COVID-19 Safety 
A Brief Message from Lidia, a farmworker who lives and works in San Mateo read more...

Health by Numbers

School Meals Fill a Need
Prior to the implementation of universal school meals, 13% of students in San Mateo County public schools eat breakfast at school and 30% eat lunch (School Year 2019-20). 

Boards and Commissions Vacancies

Community Advocates Leadership Academy: Green Foothills is accepting applications to their Leadership Academy! In this 8-month program, participants learn how to lead effective environmental campaigns that are read more...


Complete neighborhoods make it easy for residents to be healthy every day in their communities by making the healthy choice, the easy choice.

Universal Free School Meals: What is Working and What is Not
The County Nutrition Action Plan (CNAP) Coalition met to learn more and discuss the benefits and challenges of SB-130 that established Universal School Meals in California. This historic program is important read more...
Making Walk Audits More Inclusive 
Laurel Elementary in the City of San Mateo and Spruce Elementary in South San Francisco were able to engage their community members, school and city staff in a meaningful way to read more...

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High-quality education creates pathways to better health.

California Considering COVID-19 Vaccine 
California continues to take the lead in the response to COVID-19. California is the first state in the country to consider that COVID-19 vaccination be required for K-12 in-person learning. Following the FDA approval read more...

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San Mateo County and the state of California have made equity a key priority of local vaccine distribution.

Collaborating with Community Based Organizations for Vaccine Equity Continues
The Vaccine Education Taskforce that consists of health staff, Community Based Organization partners and folks with lived experience has enabled the training of more than 50 outreach workers, throughout the various regions of San Mateo County in an effort to increase vaccination rates read more...


Identifies strategies to improve the health and well-being of the most vulnerable children and families in San Mateo County.

Strengthening Youth Voices in Local Governance
The CCCS Racial Equity Action Subcommittee identified building a more diversified pipeline into boards and commissions as a key area of action to advance racial equity, which led to the creation of a youth read more...

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A strong local economy builds household financial security for all and promotes everyone’s health.

Anchoring Health: Re-Cap of Healthcare Anchor Network Convening 
The Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) hosted their fall 2021 virtual convening this October 26th and 27th to discuss how the American Rescue Plan Act presents a historic opportunity to catalyze read more...
Highlights from 4th San Mateo County Economic Roundtable Discussion: Fostering Economic Resilience
On September 29th, San Mateo County hosted its 4th Economic Recovery roundtable discussion focused on our economic future in terms of meeting worker needs for housing, transportation, digital equity, childcare, equity and inclusion. We heard from the Bay Area Council about the read more...


Stable and affordable housing protects health and provides the ability to engage in healthy opportunities.

Housing Affordability Matters to Public Health 
As part of a series of workshops organized by Let’s Talk Housing San Mateo County, Health Policy and Planning Program staff presented to housing city staff and residents on the connection between health and housing. The read more...

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