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California Active Communities, CDPH

Lisa Cirill
(916) 552-9874

California Active Communities (CAC) creates opportunities for safe, everyday physical activity through environmental and policy change strategies. CAC houses the Safe Routes to School Technical Assistance Resource Center and the California Walk to School Headquarters. These programs provide trainings, technical assistance, and resources for local communities interested in increasing physical activity and active transportation among children and their families. This exhibit will provide resources to promote safe walking and bicycling to and from school and other neighborhood destinations.


California Association of Nutrition and Activity Programs

Melody Steeples / Ellen Seeley
(530) 759-0875
melody@can-act.net / ellen@can-act.net

The California Association of Nutrition and Activity Programs (CAN-Act) supports California’s SNAP-Ed/NEOP-funded projects through strong leadership, provider and community empowerment, and advocating for effective food, nutrition, and physical activity policies and programs. Come by the CAN-Act exhibit to get more information, pick up issue/policy briefs, learn about our current projects, and chat with our staff.


California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists

Melody Steeples / Rebecca Tryon
(530) 759-0829
melody@can-act.net  / rebecca@can-act.net

The California Conference of Local Health Department Nutritionists (CCLHN) supports public health nutritionists through technical assistance, information exchange, and diffusion of best practices. Stop by CCLHDN’s exhibit to learn about our current projects, our members, and our upcoming Annual Meeting and Leadership Forum.


California Department of Aging

Andrea Bricker
(916) 928-3324

California Department of Aging (CDA) contracts with its statewide network of 33 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to plan, develop, coordinate and administer services to assist older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers. CDA will provide handouts to discuss possibilities of networking with AAAs and their contractors to provide CalFresh outreach and education.


California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Judy Culbertson
(916) 561-5625

California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom develops and distributes multiple standards-based, teacher-tested and scientifically sound resources for K-12 students and educators. All resources are free of charge. Resources include: “What’s Growin’ On?” an annual 16-page student activity newspaper (3-8 grade); the Teacher Resource Guide, a reference book for educators to include food and agriculture information into any grade/subject; Agricultural Fact & Activity Sheets, featuring 32 California grown commodities and accompanying information; and “Imagine this…” an annual Story Writing Contest (3-8 grade).


California After School and Healthy KidsResource Centers

Jacquelyn Russum
(510) 670-4585

The California After School and Healthy Kids Resource Centers provide essential tools, resources, and training to support state, regional, and local childhood obesity prevention programs. Examples of skills and evidence-based nutrition and physical activity community, training, and instructional materials will be displayed and available for free loan. Promotional materials will be distributed, as well as information about lessons for K-8 programs, intergated with science, mathematics, and language arts. The centers’ staff will be available to provide make recommendations for incorporating these resources into public health and professional development plans.


California Obesity Prevention Program, CDPH

Karen Black
(916) 650-6891

In 2010 CDPH released the 2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan: A Vision for Tomorrow, Strategic Actions for Today (Plan). The Plan focuses on six target behaviors and delineates recommended policy and environmental change strategies for different sectors within the state. The goals and related objectives and strategies are grounded in evidence-based best practices, and are illustrated by real examples from across California. Please stop by the exhibit booth and pick up your copy of the Plan during the Conference.


California Project LEAN (Leaders Ecouraging Activity and Nutrition), CDPH

Victoria Berends
(916) 552-9894

California Project LEAN (CPL) is a joint program of the CDPH, the Public Health Institute and University of California, Davis and San Francisco. CPL works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. Efforts are focused on youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments.



Central Valley Health Network

Nichole Mosqueda
(559) 255-4300

Central Valley Health Network (CVHN) administers three Network for a Healthy California Contracts including; CalFresh Outrerach Project, Nonprofit Incentive Project and the Central Valley Regional Network Project. These projects have been able to capitalize on CVHN’s mission to serve Federally Qualified Community Health Centers by collaborating with community clinics and local partners to provide more efficient nutrition education and physical activity outreach to California’s CalFresh eligible populations. This exhibit will provide best practices, successful outreach strategies and resources.


Community Alliance with Family Farmers

Jenna Segal
(831) 761-8507

The Community Alliance with Family Farmers runs a Farm to School Program, linking nutrition education with access to healthy, locally-sourced produce in school districts around the state. The Harvest of the Month Tasting Kit program connects the Network for a Healthy California’s curriculum to local sources of produce, bridging students’ knowledge of healthy eating with their local agricultural environment. The program delivers kits that package sample sizes of at least two varieties of the featured fruit or vegetable, a farmer profile, Network materials, and taste testing activities to over 500 teachers in the Central Coast and Bay Area.


Contra Costa Child Care Council

Kitty Lenhart
(925) 676-5442

Creating Healthy Opportunities in Child Care Environments (CHOICE). Manual to assess nutrition and physical activity in child care and set of best practices to assist in writing and implementing nutrition and physical activity polices in Child Care settings will be highlighted.


First 5 Association of California

Moira Kenney
(510) 526-9999 ext. 12

First 5 County Commissions across California have been promoting the Rethink Your Drink message with the assistance of an otter named Potter who loves to drink water. The kidfriendly character is the star of First 5 County Commissions’ ReThink Your Drink public health campaign to encourage everyone to drink fewer sweetened beverages, like soda or fruit punch, and more water. Potter the Otter campaign materials designed and distributed by First 5 Santa Clara and First 5 LA will be represented.


Network for a Healthy California, CDPH

Loren Magana
(916) 449-5429

The Network for a Healthy California (Network), housed in the CDPH, is the largest social marketing nutrition education initiative in the nation. Our mission is to create innovative partnerships that empower low-income Californians to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other related chronic diseases. The Network is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known in California as CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps).


Network for a Healthy California, Los Angeles Region

Steve Baldwin
(213) 351-7875

This exhibit will showcase materials developed by the Los Angeles Collaborative for Healthy Active Children, including for ReThink Your Drink and food security. We will also highlight a new partnership with CAHPERD, the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.


University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources

David Ginsburg
(530) 752-0555
www.ucanr.org , www.uccalfresh.com

The University of California, including UC Davis and the University’s Agriculture and Natural Resources work collaboratively with the University of California Cooperative Extension and its programs to make positive changes in the community. The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program are two of the supported programs. This exhibit will feature a variety of educational tools for health care professionals, nutritionists, parents and teachers; outcomes data and other successes; and future goals for both programs.


U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Janet McDonald
(510) 337-6845

Free materials on FDA’s “Spot the Block” Initiative will be showcased. “Spot the Block” is a public education campaign designed to help kids (ages 9-13) understand the Nutrition Facts label on food packages and then use that information to make healthful dietary choices. The materials include a manual for community presentations on “Teaching Parents How to Talk to Their Kids about the Nutrition Facts Label;” Tween Tips; Snacks comparisons and more.

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