Healthy Communities
Healthy Policies
Cooking for Health
Community Health Champions
Educational Materials
Tools & Resources
Healthy Kids

Direct Education

We provide nutrition education directly to community groups. For more information, please contact Lindsay Orbeta at


We promote Harvest of the Month by providing cooking demonstrations, nutrition education, and cooking tips to customers at four retail stores in Alameda County.

• Gazzalis
• Rancho Market and Produce
• Lucky
• Super Mercado Mi Tierra

We are also working with store managers to promote healthy food. Projects include identifying and offering a tasty veggie option at the deli, suggestions for healthy options at the register, strategic placement of nutrition messaging in the store, and development of health talking points for their social media accounts and supermarket ads.

In addition, we offer store tours to any group interested in learning how to shop healthier. All tours are led by a Registered Dietitian (RD). For more information on our retail program, please contact Nori Grossmann at


Faith Based

Nutrition Services works with our faith partners to promote healthy eating at six churches in Alameda County.  Using the Body & Soul program, our partner sites discuss how health and spirituality are connected.  Each church is also working with faith leadership and parishioners to improve the availability of healthy foods and increase opportunities for physical activity within the church and in the community. For more information, please contact Dale Murai at

Nutrition Education and Gardening with Seniors

Nutrition Services’ staff coordinates a nutrition education and gardening series at five senior living facilities located throughout Alameda County. The groups meet bi weekly to focus on nutrition, cooking and health, get their hands dirty in the on-site garden, and share recipes and food. The senior members actively participate in the groups by maintaining the gardens beds installed by our partners at City Slicker Farms, setting healthy living goals for themselves, and enjoying food demonstrations that focus on healthy food preparation. For more information, please contact Ericka Doolittle at

Community Resources

Farmers’ Markets

Farmers’ Markets offer a fun and easy way to shop for fresh, affordable, and local fruits and vegetables. Most markets in Alameda County accept EBT cards. Check out this list of local farmers’ markets located throughout the county

In addition, many schools in Oakland Unified School District operate weekly produce stands offering pesticide-free fruits, vegetables, nuts, eggs, honey and other healthy foods. Click here for more information.


back to top