Four California communities have placed in the Top-15 fittest cities in the country, according to the 2013 American Fitness Index. The Bay Area, defined as San Francisco, Oakland and Fremont, placed fourth; the Sacramento area was seventh; the greater San Jose area placed 10th; and San Diego finished 14th.
The index considers a number of factors in determining fitness, including the percentage of the population consuming more five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day and access to farmers’ markets. The number of farmers’ markets per capita was mentioned as a factor for all four of the California communities mentioned above.
Please visit CDFA’s web site for more information about California’s Certified Farmers’ Markets, including a listing of their locations.