Winter 2015 Quarterly
Letter from the Director
Dear STRIDE Family,
Happy 2015! Here’s to a great year filled with good health, joy and success for all.
STRIDE Welcomes Our Newest Team Member, Casey Heaney
As the STRIDE Coordinator, Casey Heaney ensures that everything is in place for STRIDE's programs to maximize their impact.
In November, a team of STRIDE researchers attended the 2014 Obesity Society Conference in Boston, Mass., and presented findings from the Fit for Delivery research study.
STRIDE Researchers Partner with French Hospital Medical Center
Cal Poly and French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) have entered into a research collaboration. By combining the research and analytical skills of Cal Poly faculty with medical data and practitioner expertise from FHMC, the two institutions hope to provide higher quality care at FHMC and contribute to knowledge and best practices in the field of health.
Connect Academy: STRIDE Partners with the Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy
STRIDE is partnering with Cal Poly’s Institute for Advanced Technology and Public Policy to develop a nutrition education curriculum for students who have immigrated recently, have low literacy and are living in resource-poor communities in California.
STRIDE in the Community
STRIDE’s mission includes fostering collaborative partnerships with the local community. In this column, I hope to showcase the various ways we pursue this goal.
Pink and Dude Chefs Expands to Shandon
Over the past year, the Pink and Dude Chefs program expanded to include the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and Shandon Elementary School in Shandon, Calif.
STRIDE Graduate Student Update: Trevor Curry
STRIDE is proud to support graduate research projects that promote good health in individuals and populations. Kinesiology student Trevor Curry is in the midst of data collection for one of these projects.