In 2014, SEE-LA received a 3 year USDA SNAP-Ed grant from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (NEOP) Program to conduct and expand its Pompea Smith Good Cooking/ Buena Cocina Nutrition Education Program within the Southern Los Angeles Area.
During those 3 years Pompea Smith Good Cooking/ Buena Cocina Program served nearly 8,000 community members through our 7 class nutrition series. We hosted 640 classes at our Central Avenue and Watts Healthy Farmers’ Market in addition to numerous community sites including school parent center and public libraries in communities of need.
Due to the overwhelming success of the NEOP grant, SEE-LA was awarded another three- year term to continue the services of the Pompea Smith Good Cooking/ Buena Cocina Nutrition Education Program. Funding was awarded via the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Champions for Change- Healthy Communities Initiative planned to launch in November 2016.
SEE-LA’s program is part of a larger network of organizations providing comprehensive nutrition education and physical activity promotion across Los Angeles County. Our program operates under a unique model creating a food and education hub for the communities within SEE-LA’s Central Avenue Farmers Market and new MLK Campus Farmers’ Market.