Learning Center Resources

Step-By-Step Guide
Changing Lives, Saving Lives, A Step-by-Step Guide to Developing Exemplary Practices in Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and Food Security in Afterschool Programs is designed to help program directors, leadership team members, site directors and your partners–in an intentional and systematic way–strengthen your afterschool program to help students develop healthy lifestyle habits. The six practices have been vetted with expert stakeholders and afterschool practitioners, and implemented at an exemplary level by twenty-one afterschool programs across the state.

Other Resources
Afterschool Guide to the SNAP-Ed Program
In consultation with our Healthy Behaviors Stakeholder Advisory Group, the CA Department of Public Health and our current HBI programs, CCS had developed a guide for working with your Local Health Department.
The Afterschool Guide to the SNAP-Ed Program is intended to let you know what your local health department can do for you, provide you with suggestions to get started, and also provide you with info on why the local health department would want to work with you.

Local Health Department (LHD) Funding Allocations, FFY 2013 - FFY 2016

Nutrition Education Resource Guide
This guide was developed by the California Department of Education (CDE) as a valuable resource to assist local afterschool programs in their efforts to implement well-planned, high-quality instructional programs in nutrition education.

Understanding Nutrition: A Primer on Programs and Policies in California
Understanding Nutrition provides a basic orientation to nutrition, food assistance, and physical activity programs, with a special focus on those serving low-income Californians. The primer also summarizes key public policies and provides statistical profiles.

Tools for Successful Communication and Outreach

Sample Media Advisory

Writing a Press Release

Sample Press Release