The Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program at California State University, Fresno, in partnership with The California Endowment and Fresno Metro Ministry, will be sponsoring “Land Use 101” trainings at the Delano Regional Medical Center on May 31 and at the Madera Municipal Golf Course on June 1.

Both trainings will offer the same curriculum and will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Dr. Lisa Feldstein, senior policy director of the Land Use and Health Project of the Public Health Law Program, will facilitate both trainings.

The hands-on workshop is aimed at planners, public health advocates, elected officials, local government staff, business owners and local community activists. They will learn how the tools of shaping our communities can reduce health disparities and create more active and livable environments for the San Joaquin Valley.

For more information or to register for these upcoming events, contact Shelley Hoff at 559.228.2150 or by e-mail at

There is no cost to attend this training but seating is limited so advance registration is suggested. To view flyers, go to