Nutrition 100    Instructor: Gail Meinhold

Approved Service Learning Organizations

Angel's Depot

This organization provides food and dignity for impoverished seniors living in San Diego & North County. Help is needed with packing boxes, sorting food and special events. Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. The second Tuesday of every month 5:30 PM-7:30 PM.

Noah Donaldson
(760) 599-7093
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Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside The Club utilizes a "Triple Play" curriculum, that has a Healthy Habits section – which deals explicitly with nutrition. Students can help with preplanned activities or can develop some nutritional activities and presentations to share with the children. Live Scan (fingerprinting is required). Students can pick up volunteer applications and Live Scan information at our main site, 401 Country Club Lane. All participants must interview with the BGC of Oceanside prior to being fingerprinted.

Jodi Diamond760.433.8920
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Boys and Girls Club of Vista Students are needed for the Project Fun Nutrition Program to assist with group exercises, games, nutritional tips, etc. Monday-Friday 2:45-3:15. Background check, fingerprinting required.  Experience with youth strongly preferred, Bilingual a plus.

Raul Castillo760.724.6606 ext. 10
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Brother Benno's Foundation

Assist with preparation of food packets. Monday-Friday 6:00am-1:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm..  All volunteers must attend an orientation on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 am, no pre-registration for the orientation is required just show up at the site. 

Denise Seymour760.439.1244 ext. 107
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Camp Pendleton Marine and Family Services Assistance with food distribution program, Semper Fit Program

Candi Heinberger

City of Carlsbad During the week, students are needed to serve lunch to more than 100 seniors at the Carlsbad Senior Center.

Sue Irey
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Escondido Care Center Assist with meals and food service.

Jeff Lynch

Fraternity House Inc.

Vista and Escondido

Fraternity and Michaelle House are residential homes for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteer needs include: visiting with residents, cooking,and baking.
*TB test is mandatory, volunteer application, and orientation session

Marine Jones-Kirk
760.736.0292 ext. 102
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MAAC Project Head Start of Oceanside II

If student has a food handler's card they can assist the cook in the kitchen with meal preparation.

Pam Peyton
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MAAC Project Head Start Vista 1

Help with nutrition program and cooking activities.* After 16 hours, TB test and fingerprints are required.  Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00.

Marlo Dinkins
(760) 726-4272
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Madison Middle School

Assist middle school teacher who teaches nutrition and family life. Classes are from 9 - 12:15 and 1:45 to 3:30 each day. Bilingual a plus. Email teacher to arrange placement.

Kathleen Renshaw
April Diaz
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North County Adult Day Health Center  Vista Help with food service and exercise room.  Minimum of 8 hours per semester.  Hours are Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Fri. 9:30-2:00.  *TB test required.

Rick Gilbert

North County Community Services

North County Community Services operates North County’s Food Bank, seven low income preschools, and a garden program. We have volunteer opportunities in all of these programs.Food bank volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation and training session; the time spent in training will go towards your total service hours.  All volunteer opportunities need to be scheduled ahead of time, no drop-ins.The contact information listed is for our administrative office.

Abby Weglarz

Salvation Army
Assistance with food pantry and food distribution program. Volunteer application must be completed and background check required (fee); fee for background check is waived is student agrees to complete 20 hours of service. Jay Koebel

Vista Unified School District
Child Nutrition Services

Students can adopt a classroom and teach nutrition to elementary students.  Child Nutrition Services will train students on the lessons and materials used.  Then students will go into the classroom and deliver 4 sequential nutrition education lessons to elementary students. Student can also adopt a school garden and teach students about gardening and nutrition.  School gardens are located at elementary and middle schools.  Demonstrate organic gardening methods with students and teachers. Please email Amy to sign-up for volunteer opportunities at this site.

Amy Haessly