Professional Development


Project EAT provides professional development training on a range of topics for a wide variety of audiences.  Each training is developed and planned with a focus on capacity-building for the participants.  Topics are listed below.

School Administrators, Classroom Teachers & Afterschool Program Staff

  • Nutrition education with an emphasis on garden and cooking connections
  • Physical activity Integrations – Standards-Based Energizers
  • Community Engagement – How to successfully involve parents
  • School Wellness Policies and Healthy School Campaigns
  • Common Core Standards – Integration with Nutrition Education
  • Harvest of the Month
  • Implementing School Wellness Policies and Healthy School Campaigns

Parents & Community Members

  • Bridge to Health curriculum – 5 week series on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Cooking to create Adult Peer-to-Peer programs
  • Promotores – How to build a program internally and through collaboration with local CBOs
  • Cooking and Garden Connections workshops for parent center staff and parent outreach coordinators – these will emphasize how to lead cooking activities and garden/nutrition education related activities
  • Community Engagement – How to successfully involve parents in school site activities and events 

Youth Development Programs

  • Professional development for Adult Allies including ongoing coaching
  • Creating infrastructures to support youth internships within schools and recreation centers, during school and out-of-school time
  • Implementing Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) to change school environments
  • Implementing garden-based internships and other environmental-level interventions
  • Creating school-to-career pathways around food, agriculture, and nutrition education

Afterschool Physical Activity Training

The Alameda County Office of Education is proud to offer a comprehensive after-school physical activity promotion program that is customizable to your school’s needs and aligned with the California Afterschool.

Contact us today to schedule your individualized physical education program assessment. After assessing your school’s specific needs, we will design a program that works best for your teachers, students, and school community!

Topics can include:

  • California Afterschool Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Cooperative Games and Activities
  • Management Skills
  • Equipment Procedures
  • Safety Concerns


Active Recess Training

Help your schools maximize physical activity and minimize conflict during recess.The Alameda County Office of Education and Project E.A.T. are proud to offer a comprehensive recess training program that is customizable to your school’s needs.

Topics can include:

  • Implementation of Cooperative Recess Activities
  • Adult Supervision Duties
  • Equipment Procedures
  • Safety Concerns
  • “Peaceful Playgrounds” Implementation/Trainings

Physical Education Training

This training is developed for multiple subject teachers who deliver Physical Education to meet state mandate of 100 minute every 10 days.

Topics can include:

  • Standards Based Physical Education Lessons
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Classroom Management Techniques
  • Collaborative Teaching Strategies


Standards Based Classroom Physical Activity Training

Incorporating standards based physical activity into your daily routine. These brief 10 min physical activities are aligned with California Content Standards in Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies and are designed to get kids moving.


Physical Education Strategic Planning

Technical Assistance to develop a district wide Physical Education Strategic Plan which includes implementation and evaluation.


Youth Advocacy Physical Activity Training

This training is designed for youth who want to become Physical Activity Champions in their Communities.

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