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The Context

In the United States 40% of food produced goes uneaten- that is 62.5 million tons of wasted food every year. Meanwhile, there were 42.2 million people, including 13.1 million children, who did not have enough food to lead a healthy, active lifestyle in 2015. While reducing hunger in the US will require addressing the root causes of poverty, donations of wholesome, fresh food can be an important strategy to addressing the immediate needs of millions of Americans. 

Additionally, diverting food waste from landfills not only conserves limited landfill space, but also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. When organic materials break down in landfills methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is produced contributing to global climate change. Climate change is identified as the greatest health challenge of this century. It impacts our health and ability to safely and sustainably access necessary resources in many ways. Food waste reduction and safe food donation are key strategies that allow us to address two critical health issues- food insecurity and climate change.

Environmental health specialists are uniquely positioned to educate retail food facility operators about safe food donation practices to help combat food insecurity in their communities, and climate change and environmental degradation globally.

The Training

Eligible for 3 CEUs for only $30

The Public Health Alliance of Southern California (PHASC), the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH), and the Center for Climate Change and Health (CCCH) have collaborated to identify best practices and existing barriers to safe food redistribution and surplus food donation and developed trainings specifically for Environmental Health regulators.

Join one of the training sessions below to learn about:• The Big Picture- Food Waste, Food Insecurity, and Climate Change• State Policies and Food Waste• Liability Protections• Date Labeling• Internal BMPs for Safe Surplus Food Donation Education and Practice• Key Partners• Other Legal and Practical Barriers• Identify Other Strategies and BMPs• And more…

Please note these trainings are specifically designed for local Public and Environmental Health regulators, if you have any questions please contact Savannah North at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

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Jurisdiction

Location

Date

Sessions

Orange County

1241 E. Dyer Rd. Suite 120 Santa Ana, CA 92705

Tuesday, August 15

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm

Shasta

Shasta County Administration Center, 1450 Court Street, Room 352, Redding, CA 96001

Thursday, August 17

10am-1:30pm

Santa Clara

1555 Berger Drive, Building 2 Auditorium, San Jose, CA, 95112

Tuesday, August 22

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm

San Luis Obispo

Agriculture Weights and Measures Auditorium, 2156 Sierra Way, SLO 93401

Wednesday, August 23

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm

Sacramento

Sacramento County EMD office, 10590 Armstrong Ave. Mather CA

Wednesday, August 30

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm

Kern

Public Services Building, 2700 M Street, Suite 300, Bakersfield CA 93301

Tuesday, September 12

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm

Santa Barbara

PHD Auditorium, 300 N. San Antonio Rd. Bldg #1, Santa Barbara

Wednesday, September 27

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm

Los Angeles

LADPH-Environmental Health Headquarters: 5050 Commerce Drive, Baldwin Park, CA 91706

Tuesday, October 10

Wednesday, October 11

Thursday, October 13

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm

Sonoma

Hearing Room, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

Monday, October 23

9am-12:30pm

1pm-4:30pm


Contact

If you have any questions about the training content or associated materials please contact

Savannah North
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707-537-5732  

If you have any questions about registration or CEUs please contact Sheryl Baldwin or Michele Cowdery.  

Two Options for Registration to attend these workshops:

1)  EARN THREE CEUs - REHS Continuing education contact hour certificate of completion - Registration is $30.00

2)  NO CEUs but great training - Registration is FREE

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Sheryl Baldwin
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Michele Cowdery
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530-676-0715