Up-Coming Events



Cooking Matters six week cooking class series

This class series teaches adults the skills to shop and cook healthy and family-friendly meals on a budget. Each week, class participants will cook and eat healthy meals together, and take home prizes like aprons, cookbooks, shopping lists, and more!

Classes are held each Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Conzelmann Community Center at Howe Park: 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825. 

Participation in all six classes is highly recommended!

Tuesday, March 14 – Let’s Get Cooking!  

Tuesday, March 21 – Choosing Fruits, Vegetables, and Whole Grains  

Tuesday, March 28 – Healthy Starts at Home  

Tuesday, April 4 – The Power of Planning  

Tuesday, April 11 – Shopping Smart  

Tuesday, April 18 – Recipe for Success  

For more information, contact Courtney Cagle at 916.265.4042×106 or 



Join us for the VegOut! Challenge 2017

Starting every March 1, the annual VegOut! Challenge is an easy, delicious food adventure created by Recipe for Success Foundation in 2013 to promote National Nutrition Month and encourage everyone to embrace healthy lifestyles by eating more fresh vegetables. Now entering its fifth year, VegOut! engages participants from all over the country to eat 30 different veggies within 30 days during March to win special prizes and recognition.Take the challenge with your family, friends, school and coworkers – you can even VegOut! with a team and challenge others to VegOut! with you! Register, find resources and learn more at: Join the conversation on social media by posting photos and stories to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #VegOut2017 and #VegOutwithRFS. 


Archived Webinars


CPL webinar
Catalysts for Change: 3 Perspectives for Healthy Policy and Practice Change in the School Environment

May 2016

To advance school wellness policies and practices takes time, guts, and vision for real efforts to take place. The Public Health Institute’s Center for Wellness and Nutrition and California Project LEAN are please to invite you to learn from three school stakeholders – an adult ally working with youth, a parent leader, and a district superintendent – about their efforts to advance successful school wellness policy and practices in their district. This webinar:

  • highlights three stakeholders’ perspectives and the types of partnerships needed to advance school wellness policy and practices
  • shares strategies that support realistic district and/or school site wellness activities
  • describes the importance to have clear goals and outcomes to achieve a common goal, especially when related to creating healthier school environments.

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Promotional Strategies for Healthy Retail Programs Webinar

April 2016

Working with retailers to provide shoppers with adequate access to healthy foods is an integral part of public health efforts to prevent obesity, reduce certain chronic diseases, and enhance community vibrancy. This webinar explores how public health professionals can work with food retailers, from large chain grocery stores to corner markets, to increase shoppers’ access to and consumption of fruits and vegetables. In this webinar we will:

  • share best practices for recruiting retailers to participate in your program
  • explore available tools, marketing and promotion efforts and how store staff can further these efforts
  • highlight emerging healthy retail strategies within SNAP-Ed programming

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Worksite Wellness Webinar
Best Practices in Worksite Wellness Webinar

February 2016

Many individuals spend a major part of their waking hours and eat many meals at work, often with little control over the food and drinks available, making the workplace a natural venue for investments in health. Worksites that make policy, systems and environmental changes toward good health can have a huge impact on the health of the individuals spending so much time at the workplace and ultimately improve health in communities.

This webinar is about how to bring prevention to work through SNAP-Ed worksite wellness programs. Presenters share best practices, approaches to engaging businesses and key partnerships in place to support and sustain these efforts.

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FANOut Participation Committee
Food Access Nutrition Education and Outreach (FANOut) Participation Committee Webinar

December 2015

The purpose of this committee is to discuss and review Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) outreach activities in California and provide recommendations for improved program delivery and implementation.

The primary topic on this webinar was sharing best practices and partnership opportunities within Early Childhood Education programs. In addition, we introduced the new CalFresh Branch Chief, Kim McCoy-Wade. There was a report out from the United States Department of Agriculture, as well as federal and state legislative updates related to healthy food access for low-income Californians.

Hosted by: The California Department of Social Services, CalFresh Branch of the Welfare-to-Work Division

Facilitated by: Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition

Presentations and Handouts:

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SNAP-Ed Healthy Food Access and Healthy Food Systems

April 2015

Explore successful programs and strategies that the Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition has developed, implemented, and evaluated for SNAP-Ed in California under contract with the California Department of Public Health to increase access to healthy foods in low-income communities. Best practices in retail interventions, farm to school, and partnering with food policy councils to improve local food systems is discussed.

Presented by: Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition and special guest, Roots of Change

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