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Join SugarWatch and community partners for a conversation about the newly released book by Gary Taubes, The Case Against Sugar.  We will discuss:

  • The effect sugar has on personal and community health.
  • The history of the sugar industry and how the science has been manipulated.
  • Healthier ways forward!  

Whether you have read the book or not, please join us for this important discussion about personal and community health!  

  • To join us in Los Angeles, RSVP here!
  • To join us in Long Beach, RSVP here!
  • To join us in Pacoima, RSVP here!

 

Meet our Community Partners:

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The LA Trust:

 The Los Angeles Trust for Children’s Health (The L.A. Trust) was formed through a 1991 resolution of the LAUSD Board of Education to address the myriad and significant health challenges many LAUSD students faced.  From 1994-2002, the Trust provided substantial financial support to the direct operation of the six original LAUSD school-based health clinics. At the same time, the Trust facilitated the opening of new school-based clinics (currently 34 clinics) with business plans that could be self-sufficient and sustainable without ongoing direct funding. Since then, the Trust has served as support for school-based health clinics and health partnerships through a broad range of school-linked programs, providing in excess of 200,000 healthcare visits annually to the elementary, middle and high school students of LAUSD. 
Learn more at: www.thelatrust.org

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The Coalition For a Healthy North Long Beach

 The Coalition for a Healthy North Long Beach is a community collaborative focused on
advocating for the health and wellness of North Long Beach residents throughout the city.

The Coalition is open to all residents, City departments, and community organizations that
have an interest in the well-being of the North Long Beach community.

 

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Pacoima Beautiful:
 
 In 1996, five mothers who wanted to improve Pacoima through beautification projects came together in a local school and formed the only environmental justice organization in the Northeast San Fernando Valley; Pacoima Beautiful (PB). Through grassroots community organizing PB initiated tree-plantings and community clean-ups. Soon after, the organization’s first program was created by community members. The Community Inspectors (CI) program was implemented to help residents identify toxic sources of pollution. Their goal in identifying these sources was to create solutions that would reduce health risks.
Today, Pacoima Beautiful reaches over 10,000 community members in the Northeast San Fernando Valley.