GAVA in the Press

 
The Texas Standard - August 23, 2016

The Texas Standard - August 23, 2016

 Healthier Food Could Come to a Corner Store Near You

Marla Torrado and Felipa Puente are taking a tour of a Texaco station in the Dove Springs community of Austin. The predominantly low-income neighborhood is a far cry from downtown’s flagship Whole Foods Market and the city’s most Instagrammed restaurants. Dove Springs is situated in the southeast part of the city. To social scientists it’s a well-known food desert. There are few restaurants – mostly fast food – and just one large grocery store on the neighborhood’s edge, that’s difficult to reach without a car... (click for full article)
 

Dan acceso a comida saludable a los residentes de Dove Springs

En el sur y sureste de Austin, hay vecindarios que carecen de un supermercado cercano.
Muchos residentes de Dove Springs tienen que viajar al menos media hora para realizar sus compras.
Es por eso que la organización GO! Austin / ¡VAMOS! Austin o GAVA está trabajando para que las pequeñas tiendas y hasta las gasolineras ofrezcan frutas y verduras, para facilitar el acceso a comida fresca y saludable... (haga clic para el articulo completo)

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GAMA Times - Winter 2016 (page 5)

GAMA Times - Winter 2016 (page 5)

GAVA Austin Collaborative Meeting

In November, the GAVA Austin Health Food Store Initiative held a meeting at the Pleasant Hill Library with collaborators from GAMA, the City of Austin Health and Human Services Department, and Austin City Council staff.  The goal was to review... (click for full article)

National Parks and Recreation Magazine, March 2016

Communities Rallying for Health

Austin, Texas is widely recognized as one of America’s healthiest cities. Fifty percent of residents live within walking distance of a park and the city has almost three times the national average of green space acreage per 1,000 residents. However, some Austin communities face a real health crisis, struggling with high rates of obesity and diabetes... (click for full article)
 
The Statesman - August 2014

The Statesman - August 2014

Una Comunidad, Varias Raices

Evita Cruz, al centro, participa en una clase de zumba en Franklin Park en el vecindario de Dove Springs. Cruz lidera el grupo G.A.V.A (GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin) y esta involucrada en su comunidad al ser perte de Austin Interfaith, Sustainable Food Center, Marathon Kids, y los equipos de Franklin y Dove Sprints Park... (haga clic para articulo completo)

Health-focused group in 78745 submits action plan for approval

A local community organization is finalizing its plan to boost local health, improve access to nutritious foods and target obesity in the 78745 ZIP code.
Go! Austin/Vamos! Austin, or GAVA, held its last planning meeting July 25 before submitting... (click for full article)
Community Impact - July 2013

Community Impact - July 2013