Wellness Matters! June 2019

CWN’s monthly eNewsletter, Wellness Matters! Full articles: June Issue 44

In June’s issue, meet our newest colleague, Dr. Jacqueline Barkoski!

CWN will be at the 10th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference in Anaheim, CA (July 15-18, 2019), so check out the schedule of events that staff will host including poster sessions, an exhibit booth, and oral presentations.

Check out the highlight about the 20th Anniversary CDC DNPAO REACH convening in Atlanta, GA. Then read about important food health and safety tips for preparing and eating meals outdoors. There’s even a tasty recipe, Mango Cucumber Wraps!

Enjoy!

Wellness Matters! May 2019

CWN’s monthly eNewsletter, Wellness Matters! Full articles: May Issue 43

In May’s issue, we’ve highlighted our very own Dr. A. Vega-Arroyo’s paper, Impacts of weather, work rate, hydration, and clothing in heat-related illness in California farmworkers, published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine (Vol 62, Issue #4), that addresses the heat-related illnesses that many farmworkers in our food system experience. Also, a recap about Fruit & Veggie Fest and Rethink Your Drink Day which were huge successes! In addition, Public Health Institute is recognized and honored by receiving the 2019 Sacramento Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace Award. This award is given to businesses that have exemplary workplace support for their breastfeeding employees and a written lactation accommodation policy that is communicated to all employees.

Enjoy!

Wellness Matters! March & April 2019

CWN’s monthly eNewsletter, Wellness Matters! March Issue 41 | April Issue 42

In March’s issue, we welcome our newest team member, Emilie McClintic, as a Research Associate; highlight the California State Nutrition Action Committee’s Farmers Market Initiative second year; a USDA proposed rule; and, a healthy recipe of the month to celebrate National Nutrition Month®.

In April’s issue, we welcome our California Project LEAN members to our eNewsletter; highlight the Southeast Region FFY17 outcome evaluation; review a recap of Youth Quest 2019; and, a highlight of new retail partnership within the Sacramento, CA area.

Enjoy!

Wellness Matters! February 2019

Wellness Matters! newsletter has a new look and feel! Plus, we announce our new Communications Project Manager, Amber Martin. Check out February’s newsletter, Wellness Matters!, for important updates from our partners including our newest resource, the State Nutrition Action Council Toolkit.

Don’t forget to sign-up for the newsletter on our homepage, if you don’t already receive Wellness Matters!

Enjoy!

Wellness Matters! January 2019

“What’s new in 2019?” you ask. Well, there’s a lot going on at Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN)! Check out January’s newsletter, Wellness Matters!, for important updates including our newest employee, Camille Johnson-Arthur. You’ll also learn about CWN’s new brand and the Move Your Way in 2019 campaign.

Don’t forget to sign-up for the newsletter on our homepage, if you don’t already receive Wellness Matters!

Cheers!

The SNAC Toolkit is Here!

SNAC ToolkitCheck out the State Nutrition Action Council (SNAC) Toolkit! You can find the complete toolkit in our Resources section of Our Work as well as the webinar recording in the Events section.

The webinar offers an overview of the SNAC Toolkit, which provides an in-depth guide for states establishing cross-program partnerships and implementing initiatives to prevent and reduce obesity. The SNAC toolkit includes recommendations, tools, and activities for recruiting and retaining partners, selecting an initiative, developing a plan, and implementing and evaluating the initiative.

New resources available from the Center for Wellness and Nutrition

The Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) is happy to announce the release of three new resources designed to assist organizations and individuals in making healthy changes in their communities: 

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CWN knows that initiating partnerships with retailers can be one of the most challenging aspects of beginning a healthy retail program. That’s why we created a new resource to make the process easier. Our one page (front and back) document, Healthy Stores, Healthy Shoppers, conveys to retailers the business benefits of partnership and health promotion for their store. By focusing on the benefits to a retailer’s business, health advocates are more likely to gain buy-in from potential retail partners. To learn more about this resource and opportunities for co-branding, please contact Stephanie.Carillo@wellness.phi.org.  

 

 

 

worksite

To promote the importance of worksite wellness programs, CWN created a worksite wellness promotional flyer highlighting the benefits of wellness programs for employers and employees including return on investments, and increased morale and productivity. The Worksite Wellness flyer targets businesses, specifically Human Resources staff, who often are the first point of contact when initiating a wellness program and can also act as a tool for health professionals that are responsible for recruiting businesses or implementing wellness programs. If you are interested in starting a worksite wellness program or if your current wellness program needs a boost, please contact Stephanie.Carillo@wellness.phi.org for more information.

 

 

makinghealthaccessibleforall

 

CWN is a national leader in developing campaigns, programs and partnerships to reduce obesity and promote equity in the most vulnerable communities across the country. Through education, engagement, environmental changes and policies, we work to make health accessible for all! For more information, info@wellness.phi.org.

 

 

Farmer Spotlight: Mary Pierce

Farmer: Mary PierceThrough a combination of funding from the Placer Get Fresh Project and the Farmers’ Market SNAP Support Grant, CWN staff facilitate the acceptance of SNAP/EBT benefits at the Auburn DeWitt Center Farmers’ Market. Mary Pierce is the owner of Pierce’s Family Farm and serves as the on-site manager of the Auburn DeWitt Center Farmers’ Market. Mary has been selling fruits, vegetables, and eggs grown on her family farm at this farmers’ market for nine years and offers customers heirloom tomatoes, elephant garlic, eggplant, peppers, broccoli, peaches and more throughout the season. Mary has been an instrumental advocate of the EBT booth at the market and her magnanimous personality played a significant role in getting all of the qualifying vendors to participate in the program.

Mid-way through market season, CWN staff facilitated a gleaning project donating fresh produce from market vendors to the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet. The food closet is committed to providing the healthiest options it can, but often struggles with securing an adequate supply of fresh produce to meet the needs of its clients. All the fresh produce vendors at the Auburn DeWitt Center Farmers’ Market donated to the food closet throughout the season: over 200 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables were secured! When asked why she chooses to donate her produce, Mary says, “People need to eat good food and they need access. That’s what farming is all about: feeding people.” “Small Farm, Big Flavor” is the Pierce’s Family Farm motto, but it could just as well be “Small Farm, Big Hearts”. Mary says that her husband really enjoys growing good food and they love to celebrate the abundance of their farm by giving food to people. According to Mary, “Real food makes people happy.” She says that as a farmer, she’s teaching people about food…real food…and flavor.

Rodriguez Brother Farms photoOther contributing vendors include Rodriguez Brothers, Ortega Family Farm, Brenner Farm, Four C- Sons, and Salle Orchards. We thank all of them for a fantastic 2016 market season and look forward to our time with them in market season 2017.