Rosedale Healthy Kids (RHK) is a community effort to reduce childhood obesity in Rosedale by promoting healthy, active lifestyles for all residents.
RHK recognizes that childhood obesity is caused not only by lack of exercise and healthy foods, but by a lack of access to healthy foods, safe routes for bicyclists and pedestrians, and out of school activities for youth. RHK is working to make the healthy choice the easy choice in Rosedale by creating:
Rosedalians can find even more healthy food options at the Rosedale Farmers Market, where SNAP and SFMNP users get double value on every dollar they spend. For anyone who needs help preparing all that fresh food, there are healthy cooking classes available for kids and adults. RHK also works to increase access to healthy food for everyone through advocacy for healthy food incentives and policies that support urban farms and gardens.
Rosedale Healthy Kids advocates for sidewalks, bus lines, walking trails, and bike paths in the neighborhood to make it easier and safer for Rosedalians to move on foot or on wheels.
- Healthy Kids Clubs
- Girls and Moms on the Move
- Garden clubs
- Healthy Kids Carnivals
- Healthy Halloween
While these programs do include lessons on healthy living, they also branch out to help Rosedale’s girls learn new skills and develop leadership skills. The Rosedale Girl Scouts troop will conduct service learning, health-focused, and STEM-related activities. This will include guest speakers from various community organizations, field trips to events and volunteer opportunities, working in community gardens and local trails, and weekly meetings.
Girls and Moms on the Move activities are health-focused and consist of weekly sessions for six weeks each semester. At these sessions, girls learn the benefits of healthy eating and active living, work with their mentors and train for a 5K run. Since 2011, the six week program has met every semester, and the participants have run in 9 races. The goal for the Girls Empowerment Initiative is to develop confident, healthy young women with leadership skills and a desire to serve the community.