CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
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!
Senior Health and Wellness
Transportation is an issue for some of our seniors in Kings County. This senior has found a way to get his physical activity in and receive food at the distribution site.
The Commission on Aging recognized that the seniors in Kings County were facing food insecurities. A collaborative partnership between the Commission on Aging, Feeding America Food Bank, Hanford Parks & Recreation and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program to establish a monthly food distribution. The food distribution is held once a month on the 1st Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12pm at the Long Field Center. (560 S Douty Street, Hanford, CA 93230. For More information click here!
School Wellness Policies
Working on your school wellness policy or just would like it reviewed?
- We are up to date on the latest USDA reqirements
- We are members of several School Wellness Committees
- Active in providing research based youth curriculum on health and nutrition
- UC CalFresh Nutrition Education program is a member of the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative
- Free to qualifying school districts
Congratulations Lincoln Ready Program
Lincoln Ready program has been instrumental in bringing good nutrition, nutrition education and healthy behavior habits to their students.
The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program is thrilled to be a part of the team who works with Lincoln Elementary Ready Program to provide nutrition education.
SNAP-Ed Grant in Kings County
Kings County has two organizations who have received the SNAP-Ed grant, Kings Community Action Organization and the University of California Cooperative Extension Office. The implementing agencies in Kings County collaborate to provide educational and environmental support in helping SNAP-Ed eligible population consume healthy foods and beverages, decrease consumption of less healthy foods and beverages, and increase physical activity.
For more information about the grant and services we provide click here.
Read about what UCCE is doing!
Would you be able to identify a pineapple slicer or 14 other cooking items? Well thirteen “ t'weens” had the opportunity to do just that during “Tweens in the Kitchen” sponsored by Hanford Parks and Recreation and CalFresh Healthy...
West Hills College preschool kicks off its annual Stone Soup Event. Sue Lafferty, nutrition educator with CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California told the preschoolers, the story of a hungry traveler coming to a village where no one was...
Gardens and Health
Smarter Lunchrooms Movement
Smarter Lunchrooms use simple, low-cost changes to the lunchroom enrivonment to get students to take and eat more healthy foods. The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program has two trained Technical Assitance Providers for this program.For more information about the program or how to start this at your school click here!
Here is one of the ways that TAP (Techical Assistant Providers can work with your school.
UCDavis Center for Nutrition in Schools
Schools have an opportunity to play a key role in reversing the alarming trends of childhood obesity, inactivity, food insecurity, and poor food choices through comprehensive nutrition education programs. Teachers and school administrators have cited several obstacles: lack of nutrition resources, lack of curriculum that is linked to California content standards, and the need for training and professional development. In response, the UC Davis Department of Nutrition established the Center for Nutrition in Schools (CNS). Connecting Food Health and Learning
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.