Richmond Instruction: Food/Nutrition Resources class

Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 10:00- 11:00 am
Building C, Conference Room 136
Richmond, CA


RSVP by Monday, August 10th to Michael Sholinbeck at or (510) 642-2510.
Please obtain your supervisor’s approval before you RSVP.


Supervisors: Please encourage your staff to attend if appropriate.

* Need to find literature on food and nutrition and their relationship to health?

* Want to know the nutritive value of different kinds of foods, from broccoli to Big Macs?

* Interested in how many fruits and vegetables Californians eat daily and other statistical information?

* Interested in food safety information, such as food-borne outbreaks, recalls, and methods of analysis?

* Want to know about quality sources of food/nutrition information for consumers?

* Curious about what professional resources (e.g., free training courses) are available to you?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then please come to the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library’s Food/Nutrition Resources class!

Some of the topics that will be covered:

1. Using bibliographic databases such as Agricola to find journal articles on food and nutrition topics

2. Resources for finding the nutritive value of foods

3. Finding statistics on food consumption

4. Information for consumers or for developing consumer material

5. Tools for professionals

If you have additional food/nutrition topics you would like discussed, contact Michael Sholinbeck at

Class Objective:
An introduction for CDPH staff to quality professional food and nutrition resources that will support CDPH work. Use of these resources will help staff locate relevant statistics, policies/best practices, and evidence-based research. Professional tools can assist in staff skill development.

These training sessions are free to CDPH staff. A certificate of completion will be available for those who attend the class.

A schedule of other upcoming training sessions is available online.