Overview Kristina Ricci

How we’re solving health issues together

We’re helping kids and teens eat well and exercise so they will be healthy for the rest of their lives, and heading up Healthy Meals.

United Way’s Healthy Meals Program serves over 1,500 healthy meals a day in after-school programs for at-risk kids in our region. These meals and snacks give them the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow.

96% of the 4,190 kids in our programs have improved on the school Fitnessgram® test that measures children’s physical fitness.

Since the Healthy Meals program started in September 2014, nearly 265,000 healthy meals have been served during school year and summer.

Now more than ever, our community needs you, your energy, passion, and commitment. Let’s work together as first responders to meet our community’s greatest needs.


Fit Kids Video
Together we can fight Bubble Trouble!

Fit Kids Video

United Way’s Fit Kids project creates opportunities for kids to create healthy habits that will last into their adulthood. Youth and teens are engaged in programs and 1:1 group counseling to promote positive behavior, healthy eating and physically active lifestyles all in effort to fight what this video calls – bubble trouble.



Health Funded Partners

United Way’s certified nonprofit funded partners are the integral forces creating change and bringing to life our vision of stronger and more compassionate communities through our health initiatives.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Placer
  • Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Health Education Council
  • Sacramento Chinese Community Services Center
  • YMCA of Superior California