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Rooted Santa Barbara County

is a community-centered plant-based lifestyle initiative that believes optimal health is rooted in prevention.

Rooted Santa Barbara County

At our core…

We aspire to shift healthcare from a treatment-based approach to one that leads with prevention.

Our organization empowers individuals in our community to take a leading role in their own health. We do this by providing low-to-no-cost nutrition and food skills education and a network of community support to encourage healthy, plant-centered lifestyles.

Every individual has a right to education, support, fresh fruit and vegetables – no matter what their socioeconomic background. We’re a stronger community when we’re all healthy.

The power of healthy food connects us.

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Our Mission

We’re mobilizing Santa Barbara County to grow health equity and resilience through whole food plant-based nutrition education and support.

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Our Community


of individuals in Santa Barbara County Public Health’s most recent Community Health Assessment were classified as overweight or obese, a major contributing factor to a range of serious chronic and life-threatening conditions.


of respondents ranked healthy eating as a top priority for better health for their household. The assessment acknowledged that “healthy nutrition and physical activity are the building blocks to healthy development and a lifetime of good health.”


of the leading causes of death are chronic diseases that have the potential to be prevented with healthy lifestyle choices. A whole-food, plant-based diet is one of the most effective tools we have to help prevent, treat, and potentially reverse many of the most common chronic diseases and leading causes of death today.

Our programs help our community beat the odds. Learn more about our programs →

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