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Training and Technical Assistance
California Project LEAN offers training, technical assistance, and expert consultation in both Spanish and English, on policy and environmental change strategies and community-based solutions that will improve opportunities for healthful eating and physical activity.
California Project LEAN has worked with a variety of organizations and can provide one-time only assistance or on-going assistance for longer projects. We can provide training, technical assistance, local or state-wide project management, resource development, and assistance with research, data collection, and project evaluation.
California Project LEAN can assist organizations, schools, and communities to identify their strengths and weaknesses and build their capacity to improve the food and physical activity offerings in their surroundings.
Some of our areas of expertise include:
- Community and school advocacy
- Nutrition, physical activity, and physical education policy
- Local school wellness policy implementation and evaluation
- Parent, youth, and promotora engagement
- School food and beverage standards
- School meals
- Marketing in schools
- Social marketing
- Safe Routes to School
California Project LEAN has provided trainings to numerous organizations inside and outside of California. In California, this includes to school board members, policy-makers, teachers, school districts, county health departments, local obesity prevention coalitions, promotora groups, and grant-funded organizations from schools to community organizations. CPL has provided several out-of-state trainings to state health and education departments including South Dakota, Colorado, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Utah, and most recently, North Carolina.
For more information contact Deirdre Kleske by writing to [email protected] or calling 619.721.9332.
Shasta County Sodium Forum: Building Support for Sodium Reduction
California Project LEAN and Shasta County Public Health hosted a half day forum to build support for sodium reduction efforts throughout Shasta County. Speakers included Dr. Andrew Deckert, Health Officer, Shasta County Public Health; Dr. Tony Kuo, Director, Officer of Senior Health, Los Angeles County Public Health; Christine Lafontant, Recreation manager, San Diego Parks and Recreation and Dr. Robert Lewis, Director of Nutrition Services, El Monte City School District. The speakers highlighted local successes and lessons learned in advancing sodium reduction efforts. PowerPoints from the forum are available for download here:
Sodium Reduction Background, Dr. Andrew Deckert
The Emerging Local Policy Approach and Food Environment Change in Los Angeles County, Dr. Tony Kuo
County Vending Policies and Sodium Reduction, Christine Lafontant
Sodium Reduction in School Meals, Dr. Robert Lewis
Making New Places for Play: Joint Use Agreements Between Schools and Parks
With limited and sometimes diminishing resources, communities across the nation are challenged to provide children and adults with opportunities for physical activity. Joint-use agreements that allow the shared use of school and park facilities are enabling communities to meet this challenge both during and after school hours.
This webinar, hosted by the National Safe Routes to School Partnership and the National Recreation and Park Association, examines how joint-use agreements can be negotiated to allow the shared use of school recreational facilities, parks, and community recreation centers.
Speakers included Rich Dolesh, Chief of Public Policy, National Recreation and Park Association, Joanne Gooley, Physical Activity Specialist, California Project LEAN, California Department of Health, and Michael Shull, Superintendent of Planning and Construction, Department of Recreation and Parks, City of Los Angeles.
Robert Wood Johnson Center Bonus Q&A Session
Did you join us for our February 25th webinar: “Seizing the Moment: Efforts Underway to Improve our Schools?” If so, listen to our post-webinar questions & answer session audio clip! In this 15 minute conversation, webinar panelists Jim Gerstein, founding partner of Gerstein|Agne; and Vicki Berends, marketing director at California Project LEAN, discuss additional questions that were not answered during the webinar. If you didn't have the opportunity to join us for the webinar on February 25th, watch the full presentation here for more background.