Training Opportunities- March 28, 2014

The archived webinar on Healthy Food Procurement in LA County is NOW AVAILABLE!

Presenter:Michelle Wood, MPP,Program Manager, Food Procurement and Policy; Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

The Center TRT hosted Michelle Wood for a webinar about Healthy Food Procurement, featuring an initiative developed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) to create healthier food environments through the adoption and implementation of nutrition standards and healthy food purchasing practices in all county departments that purchase, distribute or sell food. In 2011, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors adopted Healthy Food Promotion in Los Angeles County Food Service Contracts, a motion which established a process for the Department of Public Health to develop nutrition standards and/or healthy food procurement practices in new and renewing Requests for Proposals (RFP) for food service and vending contracts across county departments. DPH, as the coordinating agency for the motion, reviews and assesses current practices; provides training and technical assistance for departmental staff that handle food service and vending contracts; and, for quality improvement purposes, evaluates contract implementation of nutrition standards and adherence by contracted food vendors.

The initiative covers county departments that offer or sell food in a variety of venues, including: worksite cafeterias, hospitals, vending machines, concession stands, meal programs for seniors and children, and institutions such as jails and juvenile halls/camps.

Los Angeles County’s healthy food procurement model can be replicated by state, county or city health departments.

Hear more about implementation and lessons learned during the webinar!
To gain access to the archived webinar, please click here.
If you have questions about this webinar or experience difficulty registering, please contact Cecilia Gonzales at

Grantees– Please consult with your liaison regarding questions about the appropriateness of attending any training or conference using TPEP or Healthy Communities funds. This list of training opportunities is provided as a resource for grantees and partners but is not an endorsement of any training or conference hosted by an external organization


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