At Leah’s Pantry, one of our three primary goals is to catalyze organizational transformation. We do this by:
- Supporting partners to implement trauma-informed nutrition security principles and programs.
- Providing innovative trainings that align with organizational
We work with 200+ partners across California that serve low-income community members. (Examples of our partners include food banks and pantries, public housing sites, senior centers, local health departments, and community clinics.)
Our trainings equip partners with the information, resources, and confidence they need to support the health of their clients through interactive food demos, Food Smarts Workshops, health-focused pantry environments, and more.
Our training schedule includes in-person workshops, interactive webinars, and other sessions customized to meet partner needs. Trainings are frequently recorded and made available on our web site.
** IN-PERSON TRAINING UPDATE:**
In light of COVID-19 precautions, Leah’s Pantry will hold remote training for both Trauma-Informed Nutrition Security and Around the Table Implementer Training. This remote training will replace all events on our calendar for this Spring – San Francisco, Sacramento, Redding, Riverside, and Orange County.
We haven’t ironed out all the remote training details, but we will share them once we get organized. Thanks for your patience as we thoughtfully consider this rollout.
|Trauma-Sensitive Nutrition Security + Around the Table Training Program||April 14-15, 2020||Sacramento, CA||Remote Training Registration Link/Updates Coming Soon|
|Around the Table Training Program||April 24, 2020||San Francisco, CA||Remote Training Registration Link/Updates Coming Soon|
|Trauma-Sensitive Nutrition Security + Around the Table Training Program||April 27-28, 2020||Riverside, CA||Remote Training Registration Link/Updates Coming Soon|
|Trauma-Sensitive Nutrition Security + Around the Table Training Program||May 7-8, 2020||Redding, CA||Remote Training Registration Link/Updates Coming Soon|
|Trauma-Sensitive Nutrition Security + Around the Table Training Program||May 27-28||Orange County, CA||Remote Training Registration Link/Updates Coming Soon|
|Using EatFresh.org to Support People with Limited or No Kitchens||Summer||Webinar||Registration Coming|
|NPP Implementer Webinar - Topic TBD||Summer||Webinar||Registration Coming|
|VIEW PREVIOUS WEBINARS|
- FREE Recorded Webinars
- Other Recorded Webinars available for purchase (free for CalFresh Healthy Living Partners)
- Completed In-person Training
Use the links to jump to training descriptions. Contact us for information about scheduling, customization, and pricing.
- FSTP (Food Smarts Training Program)
- FSFP (Food Smarts for Food Pantries)
- NPP (Nutrition Pantry Program) for Implementers
- ATTP (Around the Table Training Program)
While we can customize training, our primary programs include:
Food Smarts Training Program (FSTP)
- Purpose: Learn to use the Food Smarts curriculum for nutrition and cooking classes.
- Audience: For agency staff, volunteers and community leaders.
- Focus: To build participant confidence in…
- client engagement—we teach learner-centered facilitation with practical, skill-based activities
- clear and respectful communication—simple, well-tested messages with an understanding of client barriers
- culinary literacy—food safety, knife skills, simple delicious recipes
“The Leah’s Pantry FSTP was an amazing training to take part in! The materials were completely practical and relevant to the populations I serve. I love the concept of ‘start where you are; use what you have, and do the best you can with that!’ This really empowers our populations and makes it easier to make changes!”
— Curley Palmer, San Diego HHSA
Food Smarts for Food Pantries (FSFP)
- Purpose: Learn to create a client-centered and health-focused food distribution.
- Audience: For food bank staff, food pantry staff and volunteers, and agencies providing nutrition education at food distribution sites.
- create a dignified, trauma-informed environment at hunger relief sites
- strategically include nutrition and cooking in a way that is effective and relevant
- ensure staff and volunteers are sharing consistent, well-tested messages with clients
- learn to use tools and frameworks to conduct PSE interventions in hunger relief settings
NPP for Implementers
- Purpose: Learn to implement the Nutrition Pantry Program within your agency/organization.
- Audience: SNAP-Ed implementers, food bank and pantry staff, University Extension professionals, and other individuals and organizations looking for an organized healthy pantry program model to adapt to their sites.
Around the Table Training Program (ATTP)
- Purpose: Learn to facilitate the Around the Table curriculum.
- Audience: Those facilitating programs with youth/young adults and/or their caregivers.
- self-assessment of readiness and skills for trauma-informed engagement
- basic principles of trauma-informed nutrition education
- trauma-informed strategies for working with youth