Conferences, Events, & Training Opportunities

CWA provides this chronological list of in-person workshops, online education, screenings, and conferences addressing a wide range of topics that promote healthy living and support the professional development of WIC employees and other public health professionals. If you have an event that you would like to post, please fill out this form. If you have an additional flier or handout, please email Jodi at CWA so she can add that prior to publishing your event listing. 

Sep
21
Tue
Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

5 Steps for Healing Your Relationship with Food as Person of Color (For Chronic Dieters) @ Webinar
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free Webinar for BIPOC

WHAT: Learn how to stop obsessing about food & get to a place of true food freedom!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 21st @ 4PM PST / 7pm EST

WHERE: Virtual (get the zoom link when you register)

WHO: BIPOC struggling with chronic dieting, binge eating, food obsession, disordered eating and body image

This webinar is for you if: 
  • You find yourself constantly bouncing from one diet to the next.
  • You often feel guilt after eating certain things.
  • You cut out foods or food groups only to obsess about them later.
  • You are having a hard time trusting your body’s hunger and fullness signals?
During this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  • What disordered eating is and how it may show up differently in BIPOP.
  • Why completely cutting out “trigger foods” will cause more harm than good.
  • How to navigate stress and emotional eating + concrete tools for helping you get to a place of true food freedom.
Sep
22
Wed
WIC Wellness Wednesdays @ Zoom meeting: email jmulliganpfile@calwic.org for details
Sep 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for WIC Wellness Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00pm every Wednesday, where you will find WIC Agencies, Clinics, and Community Partners, hosting 15-30 minute wellness breaks as little healing gifts to get us through the rest of the week. Yoga, meditation, writing, self-care and compassion, dance, stretching, and more. If you are interested in joining us for this wonderful mid-week break, please email Jodi at jmulliganpfile@calwic.org. We will not be making this Zoom meeting link public, but WIC staff and affiliated community partners are welcome.

Interested in Hosting a WIC Wellness Wednesday? If you are a WIC Agency or WIC Clinic site, or are an affiliated nonprofit community partner, please sign up here.

If you are interested in sponsoring WIC Wellness Wednesdays, please email Jodi.

Sep
23
Thu
United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021 @ Virtual Summit
Sep 23 all-day

The Summit will be a completely virtual event on Thursday, 23 September, 2021 during the UN General Assembly High-level week. Through this people’s summit, the UN will reaffirm its commitment to promote human rights for all and ensure everyone, everywhere has the opportunity to participate. The event is open to all through its virtual programme and this virtual platform.

Register today! Join us at this event alongside leaders, experts and stakeholders from around the world. Together we can and must leverage the power of our food systems to achieve all of our shared goals for people, planet, and prosperity.

Sep
24
Fri
Creating More Equitable Food Systems @ Online
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The University of Tennessee’s Public Health Nutrition Program is continuing its fourth series of biannual Promoting Healthy Weight colloquia. 

REGISTER HERE BETWEEN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 AND FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.

Please join us for the Promoting Healthy Weight colloquium which is FREE. The Fall 2021 colloquium will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021 from 12:30 – 5:00 PM ESDT. The theme is creating more equitable food systems. The panel will discuss centering cultural foods and diverse voices. Colloquium presentations are intended for family and community members, practitioners, and researchers.

Approval for continuing education credits will be submitted for Registered Dietitians and Certified Health Education Specialists.

After you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Don’t forget to add utphn@utk.edu to your address book so that our emails will arrive in your inbox! If you will be viewing the webcast in a group setting, EACH participant should complete a separate registration form.

Speakers: 

  • Erin Biehl 
  • John Hopkins Center for a Livable Future
  • Food System Sustainability & Public Health Program
  • Program Officer
  • Mariela Fernandez, PhD 
  • Clemson University
  • College of Behavioral, Social & Health Sciences
  • Assistant Professor
  • Megan Schraedley, PhD 
  • West Chester University
  • Department of Communication and Media
  • Assistant Professor
  • Twila Cassadore (San Carlos Apache)
  • San Carlos Apache Tribe
  • Traditional Western Apache Diet Project
  • Project Assistant

Panelists: 

  • Liliana Burbano (Panel Moderator)
  • Knox County Health Department
  • Active Transportation-Safe Routes to School Coordinator
  • Andrew Akhaphong, RD, LD, Pn1, CPT 
  • Mackenthun’s Fine Foods
  • Registered Dietitian Manager
  • Linda Black Elk (Catawba)
  • United Tribes Technical College
  • Food Sovereignty Coordinator  
  • Reina Gascon-Lopez 
  • The Sofrito Project
  • Chef, Recipe Developer, Blogger
  • Darris Upton 
  • Knox County Mayor’s Office
  • Diversity Development Manager

For more information about the colloquium, click here.

Sep
28
Tue
Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Sep 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

Sep
29
Wed
WIC Wellness Wednesdays @ Zoom meeting: email jmulliganpfile@calwic.org for details
Sep 29 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for WIC Wellness Wednesdays from 12:30-1:00pm every Wednesday, where you will find WIC Agencies, Clinics, and Community Partners, hosting 15-30 minute wellness breaks as little healing gifts to get us through the rest of the week. Yoga, meditation, writing, self-care and compassion, dance, stretching, and more. If you are interested in joining us for this wonderful mid-week break, please email Jodi at jmulliganpfile@calwic.org. We will not be making this Zoom meeting link public, but WIC staff and affiliated community partners are welcome.

Interested in Hosting a WIC Wellness Wednesday? If you are a WIC Agency or WIC Clinic site, or are an affiliated nonprofit community partner, please sign up here.

If you are interested in sponsoring WIC Wellness Wednesdays, please email Jodi.

Oct
5
Tue
Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’
Oct 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

A Free Weekly Webinar Check-In Series ‘Caring for the Breastfeeding Dyad and Yourself During the COVID-19 Pandemic’. These webinars are safe places and will not be recorded. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.iebreastfeeding.org/covid-19

Other Continuing Education Resources:

For Vaccine information see: Pregnancy & Vaccinations, Weaving a Safety Net (training video in partnership with UC San Diego and CDPH) and the PPT presentation for this training; Recommended websites for science-based vaccine information; Flu Shot Facts in English and Spanish.

For Breastfeeding Education Events throughout California, see California Breastfeeding Coalition’s Events Calendar

Pre-Recorded and Live Webinars: UC Davis Human Lactation Center

Culturally Proficient Professional, Reflective Supervision, and other Strengthening Families Training: Strategies 2.0

Lactation Conferences & Courses: Berkeley. Evergreen Perinatal Education

Lactation Educator Counselor & other courses: UC San Diego Extension

Racial Equity Webinar Series: US Breastfeeding Committee

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