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CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Kings County


UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program is now referred to as CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California. This new name reflects our expanded work in California communities that encompasses nutrition education aligned with policy, systems and environmental change initiatives.

Our Mission

The California SNAP-Ed Mission

To inspire and empower under-served Californians to improve their health by promoting awareness, education, and community change through diverse partnerships, resulting in healthy eating and active living.

CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California helps people lead healthier lives.

As one of four State Implementing Agencies for CalFresh Healthy Living*, the University of California teaches people eligible for SNAP about good nutrition, how to make their food dollars stretch further, and how to be physically active at any age.  Effective, evidenced-based nutrition education and physical activity classes are aligned with policy, systems and environmental change strategies to create long lasting community change.

Nutrition Education Team



Susan Lafferty - Youth Nutrition

Fax: (559) 582-5166

Eldon Bueno - Youth Nutrition


Arianna Nava - Adult Nutrition


For more information on the School Nutrition Education
program or any of the curriculum please contact:

Teresa Spicer
Program Supervisor
Cooperative Extension Tulare County
4437-B S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 684-3323
Irene Padasas
Community Health and Nutrition Advisor
Cooperative Extension Tulare County
4437-B S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 684-3318

Having a balanced diet is an important key to staying healthy. CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE 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.

Improving the health of Californians is important to the future of California. A poor diet can lead to serious health conditions. Although California grows the freshest fruits, vegetables, and nuts in the country, many people don't eat enough of these nutritious foods.

Conditions are always changing, and the ability to adapt to change is key to the success of the people, their families, and their communities. For more on the UC Cooperative Extension's impact visit UC Delivers 

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Who We Are and What We Do!

Educate - Increase nutrition and physical activity knowledge, skills, and practice

-Effective, evidence-based nutrition education for youth, adults, seniors and families 
-Offering a comprehensive, preventative approach to health 
-Classes offered primarily in Spanish and English, with Chinese and Hmong classes offered in select locations

Partner – Encourage state and local partnerships in support of shared goals

-Strategically aligned partnerships help strengthen the food system for low-resource communities
-We partner with government and non-governmental agencies, local stakeholders, and community leaders to create further impact and generate sustainable results

 Build Capacity - Advance local priorities through training and technical assistance

-Curricula training for “extenders” (teachers, after school staff, community members)
-Leadership development for youth
-Fostering a network of local health advocates

 Transform – Act as a catalyst for a healthy lifestyle change

-Working with communities to seek healthy lifestyle solutions that are sustainable, transformative, inclusive and grassroots driven

Learn More: https://uccalfresh.ucdavis.edu/

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