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UC CalFresh holds Town Hall Meeting webinars on a monthly basis. The discussion topics for these meetings typically cover policy and procedure, new curriculum roll-outs, program-related issues, and administrative updates. Town Halls are normally scheduled for the third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 to 2:00 PM. See the UC CalFresh Training's and Meetings Calendar for details.

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UC CalFresh Training's and Meetings Calendar



September 19, 2017

California Nutrition Incentive Program

Presented by:

Kacie O’Brien, MHS, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Western Regional Office

Sarah Hanson, MPH, MPP, Research Program Specialist, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Office of Farm to Fork


August 15, 2017

Partnering for Food System, Environmental, and Social Change

Presented by:

Sarah Ramirez, PhD, Executive Director of FoodLink, Tulare County

Maria Gutierrez, BS, Community Nutrition Educator with UCCE Kings/Tulare – UC CalFresh

July 18, 2017

Supporting Comprehensive Programming with Cafeteria Taste Tests/Food Promotions

Presented by:

Mary Vollinger, Program Supervisor for UC CalFresh San Francisco / Santa Clara / San Mateo counties


June 20, 2017

Inspiring Community Change:

A Public Health SNAP-Ed Approach

Presented by:


April 18, 2017

Physical Literacy and the Role Public Health Plays

Presented by:

Anne Lindsay, M.S., PhD, University of Nevada Reno, Cooperative Extension

    March 21, 2017

    Local School Wellness Policy

    Presented by:

    Amy DeLisio MPH, RD, Public Health Institute, Center for Wellness and Nutrition
    Katherine Hawksworth, MPH, CHES, California Project Lean
    Mary Ann Mills, UC CalFresh State Office
    Melanie Gerdes, UCD Center for Nutrition in School
    Melissa McDonald, Alliance for a Healthier Generation


    January 17, 2017

    Supporting Youth Engagement with Maps & Data

    Presented by:

    Brandon Louie, UC Davis Center for Regional Change
    Metria Munyan and Jesse Tedrick, Public Health Institute, Center for Wellness and Nutrition

    November 15, 2016

    Catholic Charities of California:

    An Orientation and Discussion on Alignments

    October 18, 2016

    Reporting Tools Workbook 2017

    Overview and Review


    September 20, 2016

    State Office Updates: Wrapping Up FFY16 and Gearing Up for FFY17

    Presented by: UC CalFresh State Office Staff, featuring Emily LaRue and Cherie McDougald, UC ANR BOC-Kearney

    August 16, 2016

    Culturally-Sensitive Approaches to Nutrition Education Delivery

    Presented by: L. Karina Díaz Rios, PhD, RD; UCCE Specialist in Nutrition, Family & Consumer Sciences

    July 19, 2016

    Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

    Presented by: Marisa Neelon, MS, RD, Tammy McMurdo MS, RD and Lyn Brock MA, RD

    Resources and Links 

    June 14, 2016

    Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 - 2020

    Dr. Rachel E. Scherr, Assistant Research Scientist, UCD Department of Nutrition Associate Director, Center for Nutrition in Schools

    May 17, 2016

    Physical Activity Integration

    Stephanie Roberts MPH, RD, Healthy Schools Program Manager, Southern California

      April 19, 2016


      Collective Impact: The Calaveras County Experience

      March 15, 2016

      Healthy Living Ambassador's Garden Program

      February 16, 2016

      School Wellness Policy: Shannon Young, School Wellness Policy of California

      Resources and Links

      December 15, 2015

      The Extender Model

      Strategies to Make the Extender Model Work well in your County

      November 17, 2015

      California Common Core

      How UC CalFresh Curricula Supports the California Common Core Standards

      October 20, 2015

      FFY 2016 Reporting Tools Workbook Updates and Evaluation Overview

      Resources and Links


      September 15, 2015

      2015 Annual Report Overview

      August 18, 2015

        Youth Engagement



          July 21, 2015



          Introduction to RE-AIM

          Evaluation Framework for Planning and Evaluating Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change


          This site provides an explanation of and resources for those wanting to apply the RE-AIM framework.

          The Center TRT's mission is to enhance the public health impact of state and community obesity prevention efforts by providing the training and evidence public health practitioners need to improve health behaviors, environments, and policies in ways that are equitable, efficient, and sustained over time.

            June 16, 2015


            How to Engage the SNAP-Ed Eligible Audience with Online Interventions

            Presented by Adrienne Markworth, Executive Director of Leah's Pantry


              May 19, 2015

              An Introduction to CATCH PE

              Eileen Avato, National CATCH Specialist

                March 31, 2015

                Planning for FFY 2016

                February 17, 2015

                Debrief on Pre-Forum Webinar 1 & Preparation for LIA Forum

                January 20, 2015

                FFY 14 Final Report Highlights and Program Updates

                • January 20, 2015

                December 16, 2014

                Why Stress May Sabotage Healthy Food Choices: A Look into the Brain?

                Kevin Laugero, Ph.D.,  Stress Biology and Nutrition Research Lab

                Obesity & Metabolism Research Unit Western Human Nutrition Research Center Department of Nutrition, UC Davis

                November 18, 2014

                Follow-Up to the 2014 Skills-Based Training Institute

                October 14, 2014

                Implementing the 2015 SNAP-Ed Plan

                September 16, 2014

                Final Report Overview and Update:

                FFY 2014 TOWN HALL ARCHIVE

                Go, Glow, Grow:  Newly Revised Curriculum

                Plan, Shop, Save and Cook:  Newly Revised Series-based Adult Curriculum

                SNAP-Ed Connection eXtension

                Introduction to the UC CalFresh & EFNEP Skills Based Training Institute

                Follow-Up to the SNAP-Ed Local Implementing Agency Forum (LIAF) & FFY 2015 Call for Participation

                CDPH Network for a Healthy California's GIS Viewer 2.0

                Presented by Anthony Barnes and Bhaydeep Sachdev, CDPH