Beach Cities Health District has identified physical and brain health as a health priority for 2022-25. For more information about the health priorities, visit www.bchd.org/healthreport.
Good nutrition is essential across the lifespan. Healthy eating patterns lead to higher life expectancy and lower the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Healthy eating can also help manage these conditions and prevent complications (CDC, 2021).
Beach Cities Data
- The percentage of Beach Cities adults who reported eating five or more servings of fruits and vegetables in the past week is on par with the U.S., but has decreased in the Beach Cities since 2017.
- Rates of obesity and overweight in the Beach Cities remains lower than the U.S. and has continued to decrease since 2010.
- Though lifetime diagnosis rates of high blood pressure and high cholesterol are lower in the Beach Cities than the U.S., have both increased in the Beach Cities since 2017.
Source: Gallup National Health & Well-being Index (WBI), 2020
Blue Zones Project
Produce by Season
|Beets||Bell Peppers||Broccoli||Brussles Sprouts|
|Collard Greens||Garlic||Ginger||Green Beans|
|Radishes||Rutabagas||Spinach||Sweet Potatoes & Yams|
|Swiss Chard||Turnips||Winter Squash|
- Apple Granola Bar
- Kale and Apple Salad
- Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
- Plant-Slant Banana Bread
- Iced Banaple Turmeric Smoothie
- Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
- Veggie Casola
- Chickpea Salad
- Creamy Tomato Fettuccine
- Miso Soup with Vegetables
- Zucchini Pasta
- Crisp Veggie Fries Baked Zucchini
- Mediterranean Grain Bowl
- Chickpea (Falafel) Patties
- Roasted Chickpea
- Pomegranate and Grilled Peach Dessert
- Baked Flautas with Mango Salsa