CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
Join the CalFresh Movement
Interested in promoting Health and Wellness in Kings County? See how the UCCE CalFresh Porgram is making a difference in Kings County.
Senior Health and Wellness
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 Park & Recreation and the UCCE CalFresh Program to establish a monthly food distribution.Distribution is 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!
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 UCCE CalFresh 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.
Congratulations Lincoln Ready Program
Lincoln Ready program has been instrumental in bring good nutrition, nutrition education and healthy behaviors habits to their students.
The CalFresh is thrilled to be a part of the team who works with Lincoln Elementary Ready Program to provide nutrition education.
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
- CalFresh program is a member of the California Local School Wellness Policy Collaborative
- Free to qualifying school districts
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 will collaborate to provide educational and environmental support in helping SNAP-Ed eligible population sonsume 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.
CalFresh Programs in other Counties
Tulare/Kings Counties offer the CalFresh program for more information on what Tulare Copunty offers:
To find CalFresh Programs in California
Happy New Year 2018
The Kings County UCCE CalFresh program would like to thank all of our partners in promoting Health and Wellness in 2017. We look forward to working with you again for 2018 to make Kings County a leader in promoting Healthy Living.
Community or School Events
2018 Piece Conference hosted by West Hills College
March 3, 2018 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Supporting the Hands of the Future: Practicing Intervention Early for Childhood Educators
Online registration click here!
For more information on the conference and the work we do at WHC pre schools.Click Here
you have an event that we could promote Health or Fitness? Contact us to find out what we can do at your event.
Gardens and Health
Monthly Healthy Tips
Begin this new year experimenting with new flavors and flavor combinations in healthy meals and Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.
See how easy it is!
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
UC CalFresh Tulare/Kings County Nutrition Blog
Santa visits Food Distribution in Kings County
Posted 12/21/2017 - Food insecurities are a way of life in the central valley. Even though we produce much of the nations fresh fruits and vegetables, families living in the area find it hard to purchase fresh produce. The collaboration of Commission on Aging, Community...
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.
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