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Healthier food options benefits all | King County Health
More than 124,000 students in six school districts are benefitting from improved school food and physical activity, 49 stores in low-income neighborhoods are offering healthier options like fruits and vegetables, and 13,000 affordable housing units are now smoke-free – all as a result of a two-year King County partnership with cities, schools, and organizations to create healthier communities.
- More than 65,000 students in three school districts (Seattle, Tukwila and Auburn) are benefitting from improved physical activity curricula. Also, students at 18 schools from six school districts (Auburn, Highline, Kent, Renton, Tukwila and Seattle) will have active and safe ways to get to school through “Safe Routes to School” programs.
- Over 13,000 affordable housing units are now smoke-free (surpassing the goal by more than 100%).
- 6,500 more seniors and 600 more children at over 50 senior congregate meal sites and child care programs now have access to locally grown fruits and vegetables.
- More than 9,000 people at six Seattle African American churches, part of Moving Together in Faith & Health, are benefitting from wellness policies for healthy food options, including reducing access to unhealthy sugary drinks.