Welcome, please introduce yourself!

Hey, everyone!

Welcome to the awesome Leah’s Pantry Community. This is a place where you can meet other users, have great discussions, share awesome content, and much, much more.

But, let’s get this party started, and please share the following three things:

  • Your name and where you are located.
  • What you would like to learn in our community.
  • A fascinating fact that most people don’t know about you.

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  • My name is Alejandra and I am located in Bakersfield, CA.
  • I am interested in learning new ways to keep participants engaged during nutrition education workshops.
  • A fascinating fact that most people don’t know about me is that I’m the Grinch!

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  • My name is Adriana and I am located in Bakersfield, CA.

  • I am interested in learning more about how to better help the community especially with creating PSES in the healthcare settings and overall aim to reach our goals of lowering obesity rates in kern county.

  • A fascinating fact that most people don’t know about me that I met my husband playing frisbee I know out of all things. Some hobbies I like to do are traveling, hiking, reading, going to concerts, and going places to eat and hanging out with family and friends.


Hello Adriana! We are thrilled to have you here with us. :blush:

Hello! My name is Erinne!

  • I’m from Bakersfield, CA (actually a small town called Delano 30 mins north)

  • I do not have anything in particular that I want to learn, I’m open to learning everything and anything. I am excited to use this platform to hear from everyone’s perspectives!

  • An interesting fact about me is that I am a Starbucks cup collector. I have at least 25 cups. Some that are themed and some that are from different cities and countries. I just love starbucks cups and tumblers!


Hola! I’m Gloria Cahuich Gonzalez, located in East Palo Alto, San Mateo County.

I want to connect with folks who work on Park Rx and related PSE efforts. It would be great to share do’s, don’ts, and best practices; learn from each other.

Fun Fact: I have Mayan Indigenous Heritage, my Dad (may he rest in peace) spoke Mayan but didn’t teach me.

I am looking forward to meeting many of you! Gracias :slightly_smiling_face:


Hi Everyone,

My name is Jose Caballero and I’m located in Bakersfield, CA. I’d like to learn the many ways health educators or program coordinators have promoted and implemented nutrition in their communities. A fascinating fact about me is that I have zero cavities :grimacing:.

I also like to ride :motorcycle:
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Hello Everyone,

My name is Dylan Martinez, I am a Nutrition Educator for CalFresh Healthy Living in Catholic Charities of Stockton.
I would like to learn more about connecting with the participants during a workshop
A fact about me is that I have many pet fish!


Hi there, Dylan, we’re excited to welcome you to our community! :grinning:

Hello! My name is Samantha Shady, signing on from Nevada City, California - Sierra Foothills! I am a WIC nutrition assistant, Health Technician, CLC and compassion fatique specialist. My speciality is trauma informed care - as such I am eager to learn from others how trauma is showing up in the field of nutrition. Something most people don’t know about me is that I am on a slow (but steady) journey of creating my own non-profit. I may be 70 years old by the time I am there, but at least it will happen! (I’m 47 now :slight_smile: )

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Oooh, neat! I’d love to learn more about Parl Rx. :raising_hand_woman:

(beautful name, by the way!)

Thank you so much! Excited to be here!


Hi Samantha, we are hosting an event around ParksRx and physical activity in Oakland. I have attached the details and registration below.

Promising Practices Exchange: Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Outdoor Physical Activity Spaces


August 24, Oakland, CA
9:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

Join us in an exciting event that focuses on promoting equity and inclusion in outdoor spaces. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover creative ways to engage in physical activities while networking, attending presentations, and workshops. Moreover, the event will feature a special interactive demonstration of the Body Connection curriculum add-on and the Everybody Loves Line Dancing curriculum. We welcome everyone who implements nutrition, food security, or physical activity programs to participate in this inclusive event. Let’s grow and learn together! Register now.

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My name is Dana and I am located in San Diego.

I am interested in learning about local equity efforts in CFHL programs.

Fun Fact: I’ve stood on both sides of the equator at the same time while visiting the Mitad del Mundo in Ecuador.


My name is Dayana and I am from Long Beach, ca :slight_smile:
I would like to learn unique or innovative ideas to improve nutrition security in our area.
Fun fact: I am a brazilian zouk dancer and love to connect with others through dance :slight_smile:


My name is Carlos Alessandrini from San Diego, CA.
I’m interested in learning more about trauma informed care to Spanish-speaking audiences.
A fun fact is I’m a new father to a recently born son, Carlo Matteo! :slight_smile:


Hi Dana!

Welcome to the PLC! We are excited that you’re here.

Welcome Dayana! We are excited to have you on the PLC! I’ve always heard that there are shortcuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them. :dancer:

Hi Carlos! We are excited to have you and your bundle of joy join the PLC! We are currently working on a category for Spanish speakers! Make sure to check it out when it’s all set.

Glad to know that is in the works, Ale.

I will be more than pleased to provide input/support as much as possible. :slight_smile:

Thank you for your warm welcome!