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Town Hall Meeting Information, Presentations and Materials

The CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California State Office holds Town Hall Meeting webinars eight times a year. Town Halls are scheduled for the third Tuesday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 PM. Discussion topics for these meetings typically cover: policy and  procedure, new curriculum roll-outs, program-related issues, and administrative updates.  Details are provided in the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Trainings and Meetings Calendar.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule

Please click on the title of the Town Hall to access recordings and slides.

FFY 2021

October 2020

Gardening During COVID-San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties, Highlights From the Field! UCCE Central Sierra, Youth Engagement Video Vignettes, and New Evaluation Resources.

Presented by: Abbi Marrs, Educator, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties; Carmela Padilla, Program Coordinator, and Willow Thorpe, Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Central Sierra Cluster; Kelley Brian and other members of the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office team.

 

FFY 2020

September 2020

FFY20 Annual Report, Website Walks: Youth Engagement & Communications Resources, and Programs in Action: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Luis Obispo.  

Presented by: Members of the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office along with Susan Lafferty, Educator, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Kings County; Emily Dimond, Educator, and Rosa Vargas, Educator, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Luis Obispo County.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 Honoree: Javier Miramontes, Supervisor, UCCE Fresno County.  Introduction: Laura Vollmer, Advisor, UCCE San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

August 2020

Expanding SNAP at California's Farmers' Markets, Extender Model Implementation: Interviews with Counties, Programs in Action: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Alameda and Yolo.  And a State Office Update about the PEARS Impact Dashboard.

Presented by: Jenna Fahle, Ecology Center, Farmers' Market Access & Equity Program Manager; Dr. Anna Jones, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools;  Tuline Baykal, Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Alameda County; Christie Hedrick, Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Yolo County; and members of the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office team.

June 2020

Persuasive and Informative Storytelling (Part 3 of 3), Programs in Action: CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Butte, Fresno/Madera, Kern, San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara, and Imperial

Presented by: Adam Napolitan, Director of Web Communications, UC Davis Strategic Communications; Maria Gutierrez, Nutrition Educator, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Kings/Tulare; Rita Palmer, Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Butte County.  Karina Macias, Supervisor; Hannah Lee, Nutrition Educator; Elizabeth Lopez, Nutrition Educator; and Tacu Vang, Nutrition Educator, all of CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Fresno/Madera.  Beatriz Rojas, Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Kern; Abbi Mars, Nutrition Educator, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara; Paul Tabaraez, Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Imperial; and members of the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office team.

May 2020

SNAP-Ed Updates, Persuasive and Informative Storytelling (Part 2 of 3), FFY19 Physical Activity Data: Highlights & Lessons Learned, and CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Social Media Presence

Presented by: Adam Napolitan, Director of Web Communications, UC Davis Strategic Communications. Kamal Khaira, Director; Angie Keihner, Program and Evaluation Analyst; Michele Byrnes, Physical Activity Manager; and Miguel Galvan, Business Office Assistant, all are a part of the Calfresh Healthy Living, UC State Office.  Rita Palmer, Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Butte County; and other members of the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office team.

April 2020

Persuasive and Informative Storytelling, Supporting School Districts During COVID-19, Transitioning between Work Time and Personal Time, and an Update on Reporting COVID-19 Impact in PEARS

Presented by: Adam Napolitan, Director of Web Communications, UC Davis Strategic Communications; Adam Kesselman, Executive Director, Center for Ecoliteracy; Leyla Marandi, Program Manager, Center for Ecoliteracy; Lorena Hoyos, Program Supervisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Joaquin County; and members of the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office team.

March 2020

COVID-19 Updates: Communications and Resources, Telecommuting and Equipping Staff to Work Remotely

Presented by: Katie Panarella, Director, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Program & Policy, UC ANR; Kamal Khaira, Director, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC; and other members of the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office team.

January 2020

CalFresh Healthy Living, UC + UC ANR Branding Guide. And a Nutrition Spotlight: Red Meat and Processed Meat Recommendations Explained

Presented by: Linda Forbes, Director, UC ANR Strategic Communications; and Dr. Anna Jones, UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools.

November 2019

Engaging with Food Banks on Wellness and Procurement Policies

Presented by: Katie Johnson, Advisor, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Central Sierra; Wylie Skillman, Nutrition Educator, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Central Sierra; Laura Vollmer, Policy Analyst, Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California.

October 2019

Youth Engagement: The FFY 2020-2022 CalFresh Healthy Living, UC Approach

Presented by: Kamaljeet Singh-Khaira, Director, CFHL, UC; Kelley Brian, CFHL, UC State Office; Anne Iaccopucci, Academic Coordinator for Healthy Living UC 4-H State Office; Brandon Louie, Community Engagement Coordinator, UC Davis Center for Regional Change; Paul Tabarez, Community Education Supervisor II, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Imperial County; Chirs Wong, Community Education Specialist II, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Imperial County.

 

FFY 2019

September 2019

Koa Family: Growing Health, Connection, and Thriving Communities.  And CalFresh Healthy Living & UC ANR: Branding and Communications.

Presented by: Dr. Neal Kohatsu, UC Davis Health, Institute for Population Health Improvement and Center for Healthcare Policy and Research; Linda Forbes, Director, UC ANR Strategic Communications

June 2019

UC Delivers Blog, Research to Improve Physical Education in California Elementary Schools, PA In Your FFY20-22 IWP 

Presented by: Nilofar Gardezi, UC ANR; Hannah Thompson, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Michele Byrnes, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office

May 2019

Overview: Site Level Assessment Tools (SLAQs), Farmer's Market Initiative, PA Evaluation Tools

Presented by: Carolyn Rider, Nutrition Policy Institute; Amy DeLisio, Public Health Institute; Angie Keihner, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office

April 2019

UC ANR Master Gardeners, Rethink Your Drink Day, CalFresh Healthy Living Branding Update

Presented by: Missy Gable, UC ANR Master Gardeners, Asbury Jones, CDPH, and Alisa Olson, The Rescue Agency

February 2019

FFY2020-2022 County/Cluster Work Plan Expectations and Deliverables Document

Presented by: UC CalFresh State Office Staff

November 2018

Defining Comprehensive Programming and FY19 Evaluation: New Tools and Objectives

Presented by: UC CalFresh State Office Staff, Highlight Featuring: Shelly Heyes, CDSS, discussing SNAP-Ed LIA Forum Sessions and Speakers

October 2018

PEARS Overview

Presented by: Jennifer Quigley, Barbara MkNelly, and other members of the UC CalFresh State Office

 

FFY 2018

September 2018

Partnering with Dairy Council

Presented by: Sonia Fernandez Arana & Tracy Mendez, Dairy Council of California; Featuring County Spotlight from Butte County and Santa Clara Counties

August 2018

Fiscal Close Reminders & Curricula Updates

Presented by: UC CalFresh State Office Staff; Featuring County Spotlight from Shasta Cluster

July 2018

Moving from Serving Youth to Engaging Youth

Presented by: Nancy Xiong, UC Davis Center for Regional Change; Metria Munyan, Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition, Carmela Padilla and Miranda Capriotti, UCCE Central Sierra, UC CalFresh and William Easlea, UCCE San Mateo/San Francisco, UC CalFresh

June 2018

A Reflection on UC CalFresh and Welcome to the New Director

Presented by David Ginsburg and Kamaljeet Singh-Khaira, UC CalFresh State Office​​

May 2018

Pursuits in Collaboration and Integration Across UC ANR for Deeper Impact

Presented by Katie Panarella and Megan Marotta, UC ANR​​​​

March 2018

PEARS Indirect Activity Module Overview

Presented by UC CalFresh State Office Staff

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February 2018

Introduction to Food Waste and California’s Inaugural Food Waste Prevention Week

Presented by Wedi Gosliner, Joyce Lee and UC CalFresh State Office

Resources 

November 2017

Curriculum Fidelity:  Definitions & Resources

Presented by UC CalFresh State Office Staff

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Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations

 

​Town Hall Archives 2016-2017

FFY 2017

FFY 2016