Riverside County
University of California
Riverside County

UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program

Spotlight Stories

Wood Streets Green Team Project

Wood Streets Green Team Project

“We may start to see some fruits this fall and by spring there should be plenty,” said Larry Dodson about the 16 blackberries that the UC CalFresh led team just planted at the Community Settlement Association (CSA) in Eastside Riverside. Larry is a Master Gardener with UC Cooperative Extension and he is taking the lead to help with the fruit tree planting project, funded by a mini-grant from Wood Streets Green Team.

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Planting a community garden at CSA


 UC CalFresh is a federally-funded nutrition education program for individuals and families participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as CalFresh in California. UC CalFresh State Office is located at the University of California Davis, and the program is delivered through UC Cooperative Extension in 35 counties including Riverside.

UC CalFresh in Riverside serves families and youth in schools with more than 50% student participation in the Free/Reduced Meals Program. We also collaborate with local agencies serving limited-resource families such as youth opportunity centers, migrant education, homeless shelters and CalFresh offices.

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Youth UC CalFresh

Youth UC CalFresh partners with teachers or extenders and train them to deliver lessons and activities from EatFit or Money Talks: Hunger Attack! to help youth make more healthful eating and fitness choices.

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For more information about Hunger Attack

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For more information about EatFit 

 

Riverside UC CalFresh Staff:

Claudia Carlos (951) 683-6491
Emma Sandoval (951) 683-6491
Jacqueline Lopez (951) 683-6491
Marlyn Pulido (760) 342-6437 (Indio Office)

Adult UC CalFresh

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Adult UC CalFresh classes are delivered as a single workshop or a series of 4 lessons.

The series covers the following topics: meal planning and food shopping, the dietary guidelines and MyPyramid, reading food labels and food safety.

The single workshop covers a variety of topics including portion size, fast food and soda, breakfast, physical activity, and healthy snacks.

 

For more information contact Riverside UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program at (951) 683-6491.

Webmaster Email: nshein@ucdavis.edu