November 2, 2016

by Ellie Gertler, Program & Communications Associate, Grassroots Change Grassroots Change welcomes Ellie Gertler, our new Program & Communications Associate. As a junior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2013, Ellie planned and led a project to build a community garden at the San Luis Obispo County Jail that …

June 26, 2015

by Casey Tran, Communications Associate, Grassroots Change One in three American children are overweight or obese. With the overall obesity rate climbing, food advocates are looking to transform the food system, and change the way people consume and think about food. Farm to school is one such approach. Through farm …

March 31, 2015

“Health is more than simply having access to medical care,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, co-director of the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, which provides an annual snapshot of health in every county in the country. “Health is about education, employment, community safety and having safe roads to drive on, …