CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
Eating a good diet is important to staying healthy. UC CalFresh helps children and adults choose a healthy lifestyle by encouraging good food habits and decision making skills. As part of the UC Cooperative Extension, we're helping build and maintain healthy families and communities.The UC CalFresh Youth Nutrition Education Program provides no-cost curriculum, support and resources to all teachers in low-income Kings County Schools to deliver nutrition and physical activity education in the classrooms! The UC CalFresh Adult Nutrition Education Program provides evidence-based nutrition education to low-income individuals and families in collaboration with local partners. Our goal is to help consumers with information in food and nutrition, food safety, and resource management. No-cost nutrition education classes are available to low-income adults residing in Kings County.
Monthly Healthy Tips
Whether you’re a gym master or a fitness beginner, we all have days when we don’t feel like working out. Maybe it’s been a stressful week, and you just want to get home.
Do you need to bring something to your child's school for a snack? Take a look at our healthy snack list.
This material was produced by the University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh(formerly food stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for
better health. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663.
Online SNAP-Ed Recipes and Resources
EatFresh.org is a mobile-friendly recipe and nutrition website designed for low-income Californians that will enhance and extend in-person nutrition education initiatives and reinforce healthy cooking at home. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese, it provides inspiration, tools, and community for individuals with varying levels of digital literacy, internet access, and culinary skills. Website features include:
- Over 400 low-cost, healthy recipes with multiple sharing options
- Information about how to purchase, store, and prepare foods
- EatFresh.org Mini Course (English & Spanish)
- EatFresh.org Weekly Text and Email Health Tips (English & Spanish)
- Ask a Dietitian
- Health promotion and chronic disease prevention messaging pages that guide users through common barriers
- Local resource pages for every California county
The EatFresh.org Mini Course is a free direct education online course that includes 15 nutrition and healthy living topics. Users can take the course at their own pace, starting and resuming whenever is convenient for them, and can earn up to three certificates of completion. The course is designed for audiences with beginner computer skills and is also mobile-friendly.
Please use this code when you sign up: Nutrition Kings
UC CalFresh Tulare/Kings County Nutrition Blog
Nutrition for Children
Posted 3/22/2017 - Denise Cuendett and Sue Lafferty, Nutrition Educators with the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program in Kings County promoted current USDA Dietary Guidelines along with exercise to support healthier communities. In collaboration with West Hills...
Long Field Center Food Distribution Site
The Long Field Center is located at 560 S Douty Street, Hanford, CA, 93230 .
This distribution will occur on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10am- 12:00pm
This is a free community food distribution. No identification or proof of income is needed. There will be pre-bagged items, some items may have limits so that there will be enough for everyone. Please bring your own bags or cart
- April 5, 2017
- May 3, 2017
- June 7, 2017
- July 5, 2017
For more information call: Community Food Bank (559) 237-3663
Find Nutrition & Physical Activity Resources in your Community
Would you like to locate a park or community center in your neighborhood? Visit the Nutrition and Physical Activity Resource Directory to find low or no-cost activities near you.
United Way 211 Intelliful App
211 Intelliful provides comprehensive information on public services from government, community and non-profit organizations. Find help with food, clothes, housing, mental health and many more services that can help you, friends, or family when times get tough.
Currently available in these communities:
- Kings County, CA
- Tulare County, CA
Download on the App Store or Get it on Goggle Play
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- Conditions are always changing, and the ability to adapt to change is a key to success for people, families, and communities. For more on the UC Cooperative Extension's impact visit UC Delivers.