CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Nutrition Education Program
In 2019, UC-led partnership resulted in a successful “Breakfast on the Playground” campaign for Coachella Valley Unified Child Nutrition Services, increasing school breakfast participation at Cesar Chavez Elementary from 29% to 50% of student population.
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Breakfast on the Playground Campaign
CalFresh Healthy Living Program 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. CalFresh Healthy Living, UC State Office is located at the University of California Davis, and the program is delivered through UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in 35 counties including Riverside.
CFHL, UCCE Riverside County 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.
Youth CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE 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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CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE classes for adult participants are delivered as a single workshop or a series of 5 lessons.
The Plan, Shop, Save, Cook (PSSC) series covers the following topics: meal planning and food shopping, the dietary guidelines and MyPlate, 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 CFHL, UCCE Nutrition Education Program at (951) 683-6491.