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January 9, 2013

Reflecting on 2012 and moving forward in 2013

As we head into the new year, we reflect on the work in 2012 helping grow and build the physical activity and healthy food environments in low-income communities of color.


CANFIT's Policy work: After School/Out-of-School: - Co-chair of the Nutrition/Physical Activity Committee of California After School Network - Strategized policy solution to After School meal vs snack compliance issue (see link for more info - [url=][/url]) - Invited to be a participant in the Summer Learning Summit - Invited to be panelist/expert at CS Mott Foundation National Network of Statewide Afterschool Networks Conference Member of Leadership Team of California Community Transformation Grant Project (CACTI) Participation on Evaluation Advisory Committee of Kaiser Permanente’s National Community Health Initiative (CHI) Initiative “Thought Leader” for Active Living Research (ALR) Dissemination Strategy for Robert Wood Johnson CANFIT's Trainings/Technical Assistance: Created/facilitated Oakland Unified School District Physical Activity Learning Community [Bechtel] Presented “Sustainable Agriculture/Food Systems” Youth Track at Minorities in Agriculture, Nutrition and Related Sciences (MANRS) National Conference in Atlanta Presentations at: - Rooted in Community National Youth Conference in Ames, Iowa - UC Berkeley Public Health Nutrition Class - CDPH Public Health Grand Rounds - SFSU – Community Based Participatory Research Institute MO E-Advocates Youth Trainings in Richmond (x4) and Coachella (x3) [TCE] - Youth trained to present at 3 statewide meetings (i.e., Youth Advocacy Network for Sustainable Communities, Network for Health California Youth Forum in Stockton and Long Beach) - “12 Days of CANFIT”– Social Media Youth Contest Youth Engagement Technical Assistance Lead for WK Kellogg Food and Fitness Initiative: Conducted 4 workshops at WKKF national meetings Site visit and training with New York and Oakland grantees Created/facilitated Advanced Leadership Institute for Youth Engagement in Food and Fitness (ALIYEFF) – a 3.5 day retreat for 35 young people and allies (Thompson Island, Boston) CANFIT Resources: Active8 Physical Activity Tool Kit CANFIT/Youth Leadership Institute Marketing Fast Food to Youth Curriculum Best Practices for Training Youth in E-Advocacy Manual (in progress) Scorecard for monitoring Equity in Youth Engagement (in progress) 2012 Partnerships, including trainings, curriculum-building, and consulting with: Youth Leadership Institute Healthy Rancho Cucamonga - training I-SEEED - curriculum development, piloting, outreach, and facilitation at Youth Participatory Action Research Forums National Y of USA – Community Transformation Grant Faculty [CDC] – consultation/training Ala Costa Center – Recipes for Success Workshop CANFIT 2012 Team: Accounting (Loren) Office Organizing/Admin (Joan Smalley) Training/On-line Engagement (Hai Vo) Videography (Samual Gonzalez) Marketing/Case Statement Development (New Sector Intern – Janine Camara) CANFIT looks forward to continuing to build healthy food and fitness environments with low-income communities of color as we celebrate 20 years of growth this July!

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