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Parent Networking Center Helps Build New Skills
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Participants received certificates after completing a three-week Nutrition Workshop at the Parent Networking Center located on the Cardozo Middle School campus. Photo Contributed

Bringing another valuable workshop to the community, the Parent Networking Center recently completed a Nutrition Workshop. For the past three weeks the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton presented a class one day each week. During the class participants got to view food demonstrations, received information on reading food labels, and learned about the importance of being active.

Parent Liaison Karen De La Torre explained that part of the Parenting Partners curriculum included a family food challenge.

“Parents recorded how many meals they had together as a family,” De La Torre. “Research states that the more family meals we have with our children increases GPA and grades in school. It was a successful workshop.”

Since the Center opened its doors in 2017 there have been many programs offered to the families in the Riverbank community including a Parenting Partners program created to help parents build key skills that contribute to their children’s success in school. Some of the programs are taught in both English and Spanish. There is a newly constructed group known as the Parent Teacher Club that also meets on a regular basis.

The center is located on the Cardozo Middle School campus that offers parents in the Riverbank Unified School District resources and support.

For more information and to learn about upcoming workshops call 209-863-0837.