Youth Media for Building Healthy Communities

Community Health, Youth Voices

The Central Valley is a tough place for vegetarians

Natalie Wight has been a vegetarian for three years, in rural Merced, California. Some changes are happening, but it’s still hard to get good vegetarian food at restaurants or at school. Explaining why … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Consumers crave fast food with a conscience

Young people are looking for new takes on fast food. Enter Josephine, a company that connects home chefs in the San Francisco area with folks in their neighborhood who are hungry … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fast food scramble: Stories about teens and their dinner

In a new series, Fast Food Scramble, Youth Radio reporters partnered with NPR to capture stories about today’s fast food market — everything from companies using emojis to help sell tacos … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The price of healthy eating

Being healthy takes more than just eating an occasional salad. But finding healthy foods at a responsible price can sometimes be a challenge, especially for a busy student on a budget. What’s … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Why is healthy food more expensive?

Are people making unhealthy food choices because of cost? Some studies back up the conception that eating healthfully entails spending more. “Many people who struggle financially will have the instinct of choosing the … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

For the love of vegetables—meet your local farmers

In two videos about Long Beach’s local farmers, Voicewaves reporters interview growers who sell at the farmers market and the backyard farmers who are helping to feed their neighbors. “I’m able to grow more … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Health foods’ with more sugar than a Krispy Kreme donut

Recently an article published by told readers about 12 surprising foods with more sugar than the ten grams in a Krispy Kreme donut. “Foods and drinks that even say ‘no sugar … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

The East Side youth cookbook

“Mi Vida, Mi Salud Cookbook,” features dozens of simple, nutritious recipes from members of the East Los Angeles YMCA. The cookbook has variations on standards like lentil soup, Mexican rice and pozole, and … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Getting ‘the traveling experience’ without leaving Long Beach

Long Beach has the distinction of being one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country. Curious about what she could learn about the world through her home city, Cindy Maldonado explored foreign … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Where youth voices rule: new podcast show discusses healthy habits

The first episode of the newly-named AccessLocal.Tv youth podcast, “Youth Reigns,” neighborhood news Correspondents discuss healthy habits and the barriers between young people and healthy food. Check out the new podcast … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

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