Our Mission:

Since 2007, Wellness City Challenge, an action-oriented organization, has been aligning local resources, laying solid ground work and gaining recognition in support of its efforts to improve health through nutrition education.


Our mission is to mobilize community resources in order to empower citizens and to improve health through culinary and nutrition education and physical activity. Through daily classroom education, a model program has been developed that will be expanded from community to community.


About the Wellness City Challenge

Call to Action:

Read all labels on processed food and limit your added sugar! Click on link for American Heart Association Guidelines

How Much is too Much Added Sugar?


Be sure to watch Fed Up featuring Dr. Robert Lustig and other notable experts - The film promises to change everything you thought you knew about food and exercise. View Video



In this photo (from left to right): Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla, Assemblywoman Connie Conway, Assembly District 14 “Woman of the Year” Cindy Gershen, Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal.

In this photo (from left to right): Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla, Assemblywoman Connie Conway, Assembly District 14 “Woman of the Year” Cindy Gershen, Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez and Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal.


Mt. Diablo Sustainable Hospitality Pathway

Mt. Diablo High School Students and Contra Costa County Leaders Test Their Hypotheses for Changing the Way We Eat in Washington, D.C.

MT. DIABLO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND CONTRA COSTA COUNTY LEADERS TEST THEIR HYPOTHESES FOR CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. Mt. Diablo High School students and other leaders in Contra Costa County are audacious enough to believe that food and nutrition is primary to education, not peripheral. Cindy Gershen, Culinary Arts instructor at […]

Doctor’s Opinion

Robert H. Lustig M.D.

Cutting Sugar Improves Children’s Health in Just 10 Days

Obese children who cut back on their sugar intake see improvements in their blood pressure, cholesterol readings and other markers of health after just 10 days, a rigorous new study found.

The Director’s Corner

Pamela Singh

Contra Costa Mayors’ Healthy cook-Off

CONCORD — There was a synergy of healthful living practices as local city officials and chefs faced off during this year’s eighth annual mayoral cook-off at Todos Santos Plaza, surrounded by farmers market purveyors and youth demonstrating a commitment to fitness. And, the bounty of ingredients for the competition arrived solely from locally sourced farms, […]

Chef Cindy Says

Cindy Gershen

REAL FOOD FIRST

Students in Cindy Gershen’s sustainable hospitality class are learning math, science, engineering and nutrition, feeding both their young minds and growing bodies.

Events

City of Pleasant Hill Wins 1st Place for the 8th Annual Contra Costa County  Mayors’ Healthy Cook-off

The city of Pleasant Hill walked away with the 1st place winning trophy for the 8th Annual Contra Costa County Mayors’ Healthy Cook-off held at Todos Santos Park in Concord, California. East Bay Times Article Photo on Facebook The winning team was represented by Vice-Mayor Michael Harris, Chef Juan Sedano from WiseGirl Ristorante Italiano, Sous Chef Christopher […]

City of Antioch Wins 1st Place for the 7th Annual Contra Costa County Mayors’ Healthy Cook-off

The city of Antioch walked away with the 1st place winning trophy for the 7th Annual Contra Costa County Mayors’ Healthy Cook-off held at Todos Santos Park in Concord, California.

California Youth Connection Iron Chef Contest a Success!

On Thursday night November 20th, 2014, 6 Child and Youth Care (CYC) Youth from the Contra Costa Chapter made history by competing in the first Annual CYC Iron Chef Contest.