Cal-Pro-NET at San Jose State University

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Faculty and Staff

 

 

 

 


Picture of Sandra J BrownSandra J Brown, MS, RDN

Cal-Pro-Net Center Coordinator

San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0058
408-924-3125 phone
408-924-2923 fax
sandra.brown@sjsu.edu  


 

Sandra has joined the Cal-Pro-NET program in December 2017 and is looking forward to the exciting field of school nutrition supporting the partnership between the California Department of Education and Cal-Pro-NET Center at San Jose State University in nutrition and food service education programs and resources for school districts.

Currently, Sandra is a Health Coach in the Stanford Healthy Heart Study. She has experience as a Health Coach in Corporate Wellness teaching healthy lifestyle and behavior changes through biometric screening results, including food and wellness demonstrations.

Sandra worked as a Registered Dietitian Nutrition Coach for the Energy Balance for Kids with Play program in West Contra Costa Unified School District through a grant funded by the Association of Nutrition & Dietetics. She worked in medical diagnostics clinical research for Abbott Laboratories in Dallas and Chicago.

Sandra earned her BS degree in Biology at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas. She completed her Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science and became a Registered Dietitian at San Jose State University.

 


Picture of Melinda YuMelinda Yu, MS, RDN

Nutrition Education Consultant

California Department of Education
1430 N Street 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
916- 323-2488
MYu@cde.ca.gov



Melinda Yu is a Nutrition Education Consultant (NEC) with the California Department of Education (CDE), Nutrition Services Division. She oversees projects related to the nutrition and food service education programs and resources for school districts and other School Nutrition Program sponsors. Currently, she coordinates the partnership with the CDE and the California Professional Nutrition and Education Training (Cal-Pro-NET) Center at San Jose State University.

Melinda earned her Master's degree in Nutrition at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and has 21 years of experience as a registered dietitian working in public health nutrition and education in state and local nutrition programs. Prior to her work as an NEC, Melinda worked with the California Department of Public Health's Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program managing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) grants in the greater Los Angeles area and the Women, Infant, and Children Program managing the Nutrition Services Section.

 


picture of Ashwini WagleAshwini Wagle, MS, RD

Department Chairperson and Director for the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Co-Director for the Cal-Pro-NET program at SJSU

Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0058
ashwini.wagle@sjsu.edu


 

Ashwini Wagle earned her MS in Food and Nutrition from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in '93 and is currently a doctoral student in Educational Leadership (Ed.D) at University of New England. She comes to San Jose State University with over ten years' experience as a registered dietitian (RD) in several skilled nursing facilities and acute care hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Her basic areas of interest and research are food and culture, especially traditional health beliefs, practices, and food behaviors for multiple ethnic populations, especially South Asians; food insecurity and hunger; and foodservice systems.

She received the Outstanding Faculty award by the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging Student Club for seven consecutive years for her work with students. Teaching is a very demanding and challenging profession, but the rewards of success cannot be measured. Ashwini Wagle has devoted the past eleven years of her professional life to SJSU because she believes in, and supports, the mission of this university.

 

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