disease prevention through community, gardening and education

University of the Pacific Clinical Nutrition Scholarship

Childhood obesity is a complex issue. Addressing it successfully requires action on many fronts. One of the most important is education.

Clinical nutritionists are experts in understanding the dietary challenges in a particular area and population and helping communities overcome them. To that end, University of the Pacific graduate Jessica Coleman (‘99) and her husband Greg have established the first endowed scholarship for the school’s Masters of Clinical Nutrition program.

The knowledge and experience Pacific-educated clinical nutritionists accumulate in working with local residents will be vital to ongoing efforts to combat childhood obesity and other diet-related conditions. Your contribution to the scholarship fund supports students who are eager to make a difference in our area.

Learn more and donate today!

From skies to soil


We’re pleased to say that with your support, our efforts over more than a decade to draw attention to Valley Children’s Hospital have helped raise awareness of their services and the amazing work they do. And now, the Pelandale Specialty Care Center is providing even easier access to health services in our area.

But our work’s not done!

We’ve shifted our focus to another critical children’s issue: the unrelenting epidemic of childhood obesity. Learn about the many ways Modesto Children’s Garden [link] is helping address it—through our children’s programs, Farmers Market, beautiful event spaces and more.

Then join us on this journey and become part of the solution!