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Nutrition Education

Who can use this service?

Nutrition education is available to the public. Any school, organization, or community group can request a presentation. 

Programs are tailored to specific audiences and needs. Examples of current programs include: 

  • Nutrition Education in Classrooms
  • School Wellness Committee Support
  • School Garden Support
  • Harvest of the Month
  • Nutrition Ambassadors youth empowerment program
  • Adult Nutrition Education Series Classes
  • Smarter Lunchroom Assessments
  • Taste tests at schools and community events
  • Sugar sweetened beverage education at community events

Is there a charge for this service?

This service is provided free of charge.

When and where is this service offered?

For more information, call the Health Promotion office at (805) 781-5564.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request a nutrition presentation or food demo?

To request a nutrition presentation or food demonstration, call the Health Promotion Office at (805) 781-5564.

What is HEAL SLO?

HEAL SLO is a coalition working to solve our community’s complex and overlapping health inequities by addressing the social determinants of health and developing integrated solutions. To learn more, visit

What is the SNAP-Ed program and how do I know if my organization qualifies?

SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the educational counterpart to the SNAP program. (SNAP is known in California as CalFresh, and was formerly called food stamps.) The mission of SNAP-Ed is to inspire and empower underserved Californians by promoting awareness, education, and community change through diverse partnerships to result in healthy eating and active living. This includes the nutrition education efforts described above on this page. 

SNAP-Ed services are available to low-income groups, schools, and individuals, as determined by census tract data, free/reduced school lunch rates, etc. Call the Health Promotion office at (805) 781-5564 to learn more.

How can I volunteer with the Community Wellness Program?

To inquire about volunteer opportunities, call (805) 781-5564.

Where can I find additional resources?

Harvest of the Month features ready-to-go tools and resources that can be used in diverse applications to support healthy eating and daily physical activity. 
USDA’s MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health.
The ReThink Your Drink campaign provides posters and guidance on choosing beverage options that don’t include added sugars.
Champions for Change provides information on eating healthy, moving more, and drinking fewer sugary drinks.

EatFresh provides healthy recipes, meal plans, and nutrition education. A dietitian is available to answer questions.

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