UC CalFresh is currently conducting a project in collaboration with UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program to promote the community garden at Community Settlement Association in Riverside. This project aligns with the USDA’s efforts to broaden the scope of nutrition education for SNAP eligible populations to include policy, systems and environmental changes. Families in the Eastside Riverside are learning about nutrition and gardening, and the produce grown is distributed to low income families. The project supports Healthy Riverside County Initiative Eastside HEAL Zone.
UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
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.
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.
For more information about Hunger Attack
For more information about EatFit
Riverside UC CalFresh Staff:Emma Sandoval (951) 683-6491, Program SupervisorClaudia Carlos (951) 683-6491Yazmin Nieto (951) 683-6491Marlyn Pulido (760) 342-6437 (Indio Office)Jackie Barahona (760) 342-6437 (Indio Office)
Adult UC CalFresh
Adult UC CalFresh classes 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 UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program at (951) 683-6491.