Preschools SHINE Forums

The California Department of Education, Nutrition Services Division, in collaboration with WestEd, is pleased to announce four upcoming Preschools Shaping Healthy Impressions through Nutrition and Exercise (SHINE) Meal Quality Forums and four Nutrition and Physical Activity forums.

The Meal Quality forums will assist early child care and development program food service staff to enhance the quality of meals served to young children. The forums take place in a professional kitchen environment and will highlight healthy menu planning, food purchasing, food preparation, culinary skills, and safety. All attendees will receive a variety of tools and resources they can immediately utilize in their day care homes or child care centers

The Nutrition and Physical Activity forums are designed to assist early child care and development programs to improve their nutrition and physical activity environments. The forums will feature interactive sessions on nutrition education, edible gardens, physical activity, and policy development.

Please visit the Preschools SHINE Meal Quality Forums web page and the Preschools SHINE Nutrition and Physical Activity Forums web page for the dates and locations, agenda, session descriptions, speakers, target audience, professional growth hours, cost, and registration information.

For more information, visit the California Preschools SHINE web page.  If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Courtney Hardoin, Nutrition Education Consultant, by phone at 916-324-0578 or by email at