We wanted to make sure you knew about a conference call with the White House tomorrow, Tuesday, as well as webinars for Let's Move Faith and Communities happening this Wednesday and next Wednesday.
We hope you can participate.
The HHS Partnership Center
Upcoming Conference Calls and Webinars
Promise Zones Conference Call on Tuesday, Sep 23 at 12:00 PM ET
In his 2013 State of the Union Address, the President laid out an initiative to designate a number of high-poverty urban, rural and tribal communities as Promise Zones, where the federal government will partner with and invest in communities to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety. In June 2013, applications for the first round of Promise Zones were released, and the first five Zones were announced in January 2014. Today, the Administration released applications for the next round of Promise Zones.
Please join us for a conference call on Tuesday, September 23rd at 12:00 PM ET to learn more about the Promise Zones initiative and this second round of applications.
In order to participate in this call, click here to register. Upon completion of your registration, a confirmation page will display dial-in numbers and a unique PIN. You will also receive an email confirmation once you complete your registration.
Please also note that the call will be off the record and for non-press purposes.
Feel free to share this invitation with your community contacts who might be interested in the Promise Zone initiative.
Join Share Our Strength and Let’s Move Faith & Communities for online trainings on Cooking Matters
Let’s Move Faith and Communities is excited to team up with Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters to train community health leaders on how to empower families with the skills to stretch their food budgets and cook healthy meals so their children get nutritious food at home.
As part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters teaches participants to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices and cook delicious, affordable meals. Founded in 1993, Cooking Matters and thousands of volunteer instructors have helped more than 150,000 low-income families in communities across the country learn how to eat better for less.
Cooking Matters at the Store
THIS WEDNESDAY: Cooking Matters in Your Food Pantry
September 24, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EDT. Register here!
Cooking Matters in Your Food Pantry helps with planning, organizing and leading food pantry demos in your community. This webinar training will provides sample outlines of several nutrition education lessons and activities that can be used in the food pantry setting, easily customized to the amount of time you have available for your demonstration. It also contains a wide selection of handouts and recipes to use at your demo and to send home with clients. We will also discuss setting up a well-stocked pantry in the home so clients can access quick, healthy meals with budget and time in mind.
NEXT WEDNESDAY: October 1, 2014, 1-2 p.m. EDT. Register here!
Cooking Matters hands-on courses empower families with the skills to be self-sufficient in the kitchen. Participants practice fundamental food skills, including proper knife techniques, reading ingredient labels, cutting up a whole chicken, and making a healthy meal for a family of four on a $10 budget. Each course is team-taught by a volunteer chef and nutrition educator and covers meal preparation, grocery shopping, food budgeting and nutrition. This webinar training will cover some of the fundamental food skills that are taught in Cooking Matters courses, including resources available to you like the Smart Phone App with recipes!