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 with nutrition education.


Our mission is to mobilize community resources, to empower citizens, to improve health through nutrition, education and physical activity. Through daily classroom education, a model program is being 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 Updates

Kristin Zellhart

Teens Cook With Heart Bay Bridge Challenge!

Students from Mt. Diablo High School’s Sustainable Hospitality Pathway were recently featured in the Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and San Jose Mercury after participating in an Iron-Chef style event at the Ferry Building in San Francisco on Monday, March 17th. Below is the article posted on the Contra Costa Times Website SAN FRANCISCO […]

Doctor’s Opinion

Robert H. Lustig M.D.

The Truth About Smoothies

“One current fad is to juice the entire fruit into a “smoothie”. Juice bars have popped up all over the West Coast, ostensibly because juicing is healthy. The problem is that the shearing action of the blender blades completely destroys the insoluble fiber of the fruit. The cellulose is torn to smithereens. While the soluble […]

The Director’s Corner

Pamela Singh

Gearing up for the Annual Walnut Creek Turkey Trot

It’s that time of the year to begin preparations for the upcoming Walnut Creek Turkey Trot to be held on Thursday, November 27th. This is an event Wellness City Challenge enjoys sponsoring with The Forma Gym as it brings families and friends together to help promote healthy lifestyles while strengthening community ties.

Chef Cindy Says

Cindy Gershen

Concord: ‘Salad Bar Project’ classroom prototype could lead to sustainable business

CONCORD — Rising from a 20-gallon, soilless base and lit with an eerie white glow, organic agriculture in Cindy Gershen’s Mt. Diablo High School classroom grows in one direction — up. Bursting from open pockets in a newly-assembled Tower Garden, organic greens flourish fan-like and scent the air like an outdoor garden in midsummer. Invented […]

Events

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.

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New DVD with Dr.Lustig/Cindy Gershen

Please set your DVR on this upcoming show, “SWEET REVENGE: Turning the Tables on Processed Foods” featuring Dr.Lustig, Honorary Board Member of Wellness City Challenge, and Cindy Gershen, Founder/Board Member. If you liked the recent documentary “FED UP”, you will have the opportunity to hear Dr.Lustig talk in more detail about the science of food […]

CCC All Judges - 2014

2014 Mayors’ Healthy Cookoff Challenge

Thank you to all those that participated in the Annual Contra Costa Mayors’ Healthy Cookoff Challenge. Congratulations to the City of Antioch for winning first place! Read more about the event as reported by Lou Fancher from the Contra Costa Times.