Network for a Healthy California-Gold Country Region

Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative

Sharing Forum & Awards Ceremony
March 31st, 2011 9:00am-3:00pm Serna Center 5735 47th Ave. Sacramento, CA 95824
Join the Healthy Eating Active Living Collaborative for a day of sharing promising practices, engaging discussion and recognition of the successes and commitments of those working to educate, engage, and empower lowincome individuals, families and communities to eat healthy and be active! Registration & Lunch:
We strongly recommend early registration as this year’s forum will have limited seating available. Please note, Coffee, Tea, and a complimentary healthy lunch will be provided for all through sponsorship by Kaiser. This lunch will feature delicious & healthy items now being served at lunch in the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Our Forum & Awards Ceremony will include:
Opening Remarks
Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, Sacramento City Unified School District

Keynote Presentation “Our Role in Healthcare Reform”
Dr. Carmen Nevarez, MD, MPH, Immediate Past President APHA & Vice President for External Relations and Preventive Medicine Advisor, Public Health Institute will speak

Panel Discussion: “Cultural Competency: How to Educate Diverse lowIncome Populations”
• • • Cynthia Robinson, Network for a Healthy California – Gold Country Region African American Campaign Coordinator, Health Education Council Dao Moua Fang, Research Director for Hmong Women’s Heritage Martha Geraty, MA, Regional Health Promotion Specialist, Health Net

For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. Funded by USDA SNAP, and equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit for healthy tips. •California Department of Public Health

• • Disparities (Invited)

Roman Romasco, Executive Director, Slavic Community Assistance Center Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., PhD Director, UC Davis Center for Reducing Health

Champion for Change Awards Ceremony:

The HEAL Collaborative will recognize five individuals on their efforts to educate engage and empower low-income populations to eat healthy and be active. This year, awardees will also have the opportunity to present on their recognized successes.

Panel Discussion: “Healthy Food for All: Improving Food Systems to Better Serve Low-Income Communities”
• • • • • Melissa Guajardo, Food Access Director, Soil Born Farms Charles Mason, Executive Director, Ubuntu Green Robyn Krock, Project Manager, Valley Vision Barbara Finnin, Executive Director, City Slicker Farms (Invited) Michelle Lawrence, Former Superintendent, Berkeley Unified School District

Break-out Session: Attendees will have the option to attend session A or B
A. Interactive nutrition education in School & Community Settings • Eat From the Garden: A program that effectively teaches and engages low-income youth on healthy eating through garden enhanced nutrition education. Findings from the 2009/2010 Impact Evaluation Report will be shared as well as resources & recipes, best approaches, and future plans. • Communities in Excellence Afterschool Leadership Program: The Afterschool Leadership Program, a project of the Network for a Healthy California, engages low-income high school youth in nutrition education, cooking, and service learning projects as a way to foster healthy living practices in themselves and in their community. It aims to empower youth to become active in their community and advocate for change around food accessibility issues. • Center for Ecoliteracy: Smart by Nature: Making Learning Connections between the Classroom, Lunchroom, and Garden Food connects many of our most important concerns. Improving school food and nutrition education are key to addressing major public health issues. Children can learn best through combinations of hands-on and brains-on experiences in diverse settings and this program demonstrates how that can be done. B. Healthy Food for All-improving food systems to better serve lowincome populations
For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. Funded by USDA SNAP, and equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit for healthy tips. •California Department of Public Health

Food Policy Councils: Bringing Food to Under-Resourced Communities: In order to best support access to healthy foods, policies need to be created and implemented. In some cities, this is happening though efforts initiated by Food Policy Councils. Learn how other cities are doing this and how their Food Policy Council is working to improve access to healthy foods. • Camptonville: School Wellness Policy & Fresh Food: Making the Connection: The small town of Camptonville makes a powerful case study of how good health is a community wide project. Although the poverty level is high, the Camptonville School Board, with the aid of a partnership between school, staff, parents and community worked to develop a school wellness policy that values the connection between fresh food and health.

Film Screening:
Helen Di Michiel, Co-Producer and Director of Thirty Leaves will present this mosaic of short films to inspire vision, passion and action among individuals and communities, and help change the way our children eat

Join Us! Visit HERE to register today! Registration will close
on March 28th, 2011!

For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663. Funded by USDA SNAP, and equal opportunity provider and employer. Visit for healthy tips. •California Department of Public Health

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