STUDY – Journal of Am. Medical Association – Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages with Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – In this difference-in-differences analysis of retailer sales data in the year before and the year after implementation of an excise tax of 1.5 cents per ounce on sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened beverages, the tax was associated with significant increases in price-per-ounce of 0.65 cents at supermarkets, 0.87 cents by mass merchandise stores, and 1.56 cents at pharmacies. Total volume sales of taxed beverages in Philadelphia decreased by 1.3 billion ounces after tax implementation (51%), but sales in Pennsylvania border zip codes increased by 308.2 million ounces, partially offsetting the decrease in Philadelphia’s volume sales by 24.4%.

RESEARCH – Journal of Am. Medical Association – Association of Caloric Intake From Sugar-Sweetened Beverages with Water Intake Among U.S. Children and Young Adults in the 2011-2016 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey – Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) add empty calories to children’s diets and may increase the risk of weight gain, obesity, and diabetes.  Substituting water for SSBs may reduce total energy intake.  Furthermore, school-based interventions to displace SSBs by increasing water access were associated with decreased body mass index  .However, how water consumption in daily life is associated with children’s caloric intake from SSBs is unclear. We examined whether the number of calories and percentage of total energy intake from SSBs differs among US children by water intake status on a given day.

STUDY – The Am. Journal of Clinical Nutrition – Egg Consumption, Cholesterol Intake, and Risk of Incident Stroke in Men: The Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study – The aim of this study was to investigate associations of egg and cholesterol intakes with risk of stroke and with the major stroke risk factor, blood pressure, in middle-aged and older men from eastern Finland and whether apoE phenotype could modify these associations.  Neither egg nor cholesterol intakes were associated with stroke risk in this cohort, regardless of apoE phenotype.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program  Education(SNAP- ED),

California Department of Social Services

SNAP-Ed Contact: Eva Coblentz
Nutrition Education and Outreach Bureau
CalFresh Branch
744 P Street, MS 8-9-32
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-657-1658
Fax: 916-657-1806

SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies (sub-grantees)

    • Network for a Healthy California
      Contact: Michele Y. van Eyken, MPH, RD
      Assistant Chief for Programs
      Nutrition Education and Obesity Branch
      California Department of Public Health
      1616 Capitol Avenue, Ste 74.535
      Sacramento, CA 95814
      PO Box 997377MS 7204
      Sacramento, CA 95899-7413
      Phone: (916) 552-9883
      Fax:(916) 449-5414

CalFresh Program

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The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.

The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.

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For more information about eligibility requirements, click here .

To find out how to apply for benefits in your county, please call the toll free number 1-877-847-3663 (FOOD). To Apply Online: Website 


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Who We Are

The Community Activity and Nutrition Coalition (CAN-C) of Sonoma County is a group of individuals, professionals and community based organizations concerned about the nutritional health, activity level and well-being of the residents of our community. The group was formed in 1998.

Mission and Goals

The mission of CAN-C is to promote optimal nutritional and physical health for Sonoma County residents with an emphasis on children. The goals of CAN-C are carried out through sub-committees of the coalition and include:

  • Increasing public awareness of nutrition and physical activity issues and potential solutions.
  • Increasing opportunities for access to healthy foods and physical activity in all environments where children and adults live, work, learn and play.
  • Advocating for health-focused policies and practices in school and community environments and empowering community members to do the same.
  • Promoting proven effective practices for prevention and treatment of nutrition/inactivity-related health problems within local health care systems and ensuring their availability.
  • Building collaborative relationships with government and community groups that support CAN-C objectives.


For more information about CAN-C or to become a member of the coalition, please contact Anthony Taylor, Co-Chair

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