Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

The development of this Web site involved many individuals and we gratefully acknowledge their contributions.

Project Leaders

This site was developed under the direction of project directors Helena Kennedy, M.S, R.D., Cal-Pro-NET Center, Fresno City College and Lynette Haynes, M.A., California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division.

This site evolved through the tireless work of the dedicated Cal-Pro-NET Center teams.

Curriculum Instructional/Organizational Team

  • Autumn Bell, M.A., Instructional Designer, Private Consultant
  • Melinda Z. Brewer, M.S., Child Development Instructor, Fresno City College
  • Ricarda Cerda, M.S., R.D., Foods and Nutrition Instructor, Fresno City College
  • Sandra Flores, Ph.D., Curriculum Designer, Private Consultant
  • Patricia Kimbrell, M.Ed., Physical Activity Consultant, San Diego State University
  • Janet Margosian-Hein, R.D., Child Nutrition Education Specialist, Fresno City College
  • Nancy Midcalf, R.D., Child Nutrition Education Specialist, Fresno City College
  • Cheryl Silva, R.D., Child Nutrition Education Specialist, Fresno City College

Administrative Support Team

  • Melanie Bryant, Office Assistant
  • Bao Tran Nguyen, Student Aide
  • Kristy Points, Student Aide

Web Site Design Team

  • Nickolas Crawford, Senior Vice President, Creative Solutions, Fresno, CA.
  • Marcus Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Solutions, Fresno, CA.
  • Alex Fong, Web Design Assistant, Fresno, CA.

Video Production

  • Gene Mayer, Mayer Media and Teleproductions, Fresno
  • Jennifer Tarvin, Nutrition Services Specialist, Fresno Migrant Head Start

Many individuals contributed to the development of this Web site. Special appreciation is extended to those who provided input or reviewed information posted on the site.

California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD)

  • Carol Chase, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Education Administrator
  • Kelley Knapp, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Education Consultant
  • Heather Reed, M.A., R.D., Nutrition Education Consultant
  • Deborah Tamannaie, M.S., R.D., Nutrition Education Consultant

California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division (NSD) Support Staff

  • Sandra Anderson, M.S., Dietetic Intern, California State University, Chico
  • Melissa Cannon, Dietetic Student, University of California, Davis
  • Jonathan Hansen, Student Web Assistant, California State University, Sacramento
  • Rachelle Kwong, Office Technician
  • Lisa Matthews, M.S., Dietetic Intern, California State University, Chico

Web Site Advisory Group

The development of the site was guided by an advisory group composed of the following members:

  • Gail Brodie, Child Development Consultant, California Department of Education, Child Development Division
  • Doris Fredericks, Director, Choices for Children, Campbell, CA.
  • Laura Gidding, Web Coordinator, California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division
  • Janice Hunt, Manager, Field Services Southern Region, California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division
  • Monet Parham-Lee, Health Education Consultant, California Department of Public Health, Network for a Healthy California.
  • Genevieve Pyeatt, Director of Nutrition Services, Child Development Incorporated CCFP Centers
  • Delfina Shelomenseff, Public Health Nutrition Specialist, California Department of Public Health, Nutrition Education, Marketing and Outreach Unit, California WIC Program
  • Sandra Walden, Executive Director, B.J. Jordan Child Care, DBA: Beanstalk

Field Testers

We are grateful to the following individuals who assisted us in field testing this Web site and ensuring that the site was user friendly, accurate, and relevant to the child care community:

  • Autumn Bell, M.A., Business Instructor, Fresno City College
  • Karen Braddock, M.S., R.D., Child Nutrition Education Specialist, Cal-Pro-NET Center, Fresno City College
  • Melinda Brewer, M.S., Child Development Instructor, Fresno City College
  • Ricarda Cerda, M.S., R.D., Food and Nutrition Instructor, Fresno City College
  • Thien Huynh, Instructional Aide, Fresno City College Child Development Center
  • Erika Ireland, R.D., Diabetes Health Educator, Fresno American Indian Health Project
  • Alicia Leyvia, Master Teacher, Fresno Migrant Head Start
  • Brenda Lightfoot-Handy, Food Service Director, Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District; Adjunct Faculty, Fresno City College
  • Janet Margosian-Hein, R.D., Private Consultant
  • Deborah Marius, Child Development Coordinator/Instructor, Fresno City College
  • Nancy Midcalf, R.D., Child Nutrition Education Specialist, Cal-Pro-NET Center, Fresno City College
  • Bao Tran Nguyen, Student, Chemistry Major, Cal-Pro-NET Center, Fresno City College
  • Raquel Ochs, Child Development Coordinator/Instructor, Fresno City College
  • Linda Ponce, Master Teacher, Fresno Migrant Head Start
  • Sue Shaw, Child Development Instructor and Foster Care Program Coordinator
  • Perbhjot Sran, R.D./Nutritionist, Fresno County Economic Opportunity Commission (EOC)

This Web site is provided by both the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health, Network for a Healthy California, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly the Food Stamp Program). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. In California, food stamps provide assistance to low-income households, and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For food stamp information, call 877-847-3663.