Susan Vitulli believes vegetables are an important ingredient for building a healthy community. It is her deep love for Sacramento and its potential for being a sustainable and thriving community that has fueled her passion for improved food literacy for all its residents.
Susan joined Food Literacy Center as Program Director in 2015. As a founding volunteer of Food Literacy Center, Susan has helped conceptualize and strategize food literacy curriculum, as well as activities and programming, such as the inaugural Food Literacy Month and the Food Literacy Academy. She develops program strategy to scale food literacy into more schools, design and implement trainings and new training materials, and wear the occasional vegetable costume.
With over 12 years of experience in nonprofit and public health programming, Susan brings a unique variety of skills from designing and conducting trainings, facilitating programs, to nonprofit administrative fiscal support.
As a Marketing Specialist IV for the statewide Public Health Institute, Susan has conducted trainings and built capacity for nutrition and obesity prevention programs that serve vulnerable populations across California through her work on the Children’s Power Play! Campaign, a California Department of Public Health initiative to help educate, motivate, and empower elementary school-aged children to eat fruits and vegetables and be physically active.
Susan is a member of the Sacramento BHC’s Healthy Food for All Coalition, the Sacramento City Unified School District’s Coordinated School Health Committee, and Valley Vision’s Healthy Foods Task Force.
Susan has completed Master’s coursework in Health Communication from Emerson College (graduate dean’s fellowship), in collaboration with Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in Intercultural Communication from California State University, Sacramento.
“I believe all children deserve access to healthy food and environments.”