Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant Program
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–UCCE and KCAO—will collaborate to provide educational and environmental support in helping SNAP-Ed eligible population consume healthy foods and beverages, decrease consumption of less healthy food and beverages, and increase physical activity.
Kings County SNAP ED Profile
Information about Kings County SNAP-ED Eligible Demographics, Obesity Prevalence, Environment impacts, eligible locations and other information please refer to the link below:
UCCE Kings County
The University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (UC CalFreshNEP, or just UCCalFresh) is funded through a joint agreement among the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS), the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) CalFresh branch, and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE).UC CalFresh consists of Adult, Family-Centered, and Youth programs operating throughout California.
Kings Partnership for Prevention
Community Coalition Kings Partnership for Prevention is a local coalition whose partnership and members come from throughout the community representing a wide variety of interests.
Vision:KPFP is working to create an environment of wellness throughout our communities.
Mission:The mission of KPFP is 'to proactively engage our communities by supporting, participating in and creating opportunities for healthy life choices for all county residents, with a strong emphasis on the primary prevention of youth substance abuse and, over time, the reduction of substance abuse among adults.'
Values:The values of KPFP are to expand and enhance the organizational capacity of coalition member agencies to deliver quality and effective services, to see strength derived from collaboration and partnership with diverse groups and individuals, and use knowledge as a means to encourage healthful choices.
Kings Community Action Organization
as a team, KCAO will seek and provide programs that develop self-sufficiency in individuals, families and communities with Kings County.
Vision: Kings County residents and communities will achieve self-sufficiency through the high-quality and client-focused programs of KCAO.
Collaborate to provide multilevel behavioral and educational intervention among SNAP-ED eligible residents of Kings County.
California Dept of Public Health
USDA Core Messages
The Core Nutrition Messages and related tips, guidance and communication tools complement the key recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs). They address whole grains, low fat milk, fruits and vegetables, as well as child feeding. Designed specifically for populations served by WIC, SNAP, Child Nutrition and other Federal nutrition assistance programs, the messages and related tips, advice and guidance, can help nutrition educators deliver consistent messages that resonate with moms and kids. To read more
Non-Discrimination in English and Spanish
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.