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CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Nutrition Education Program


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Promoting healthy people and communities

CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE works at the intersection of individual and community health - offering the latest UC evidence-based information, talented local educators, and an uncompromising commitment to quality in community service.

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 34 counties.

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 CalFresh offices.

What Does CalFresh Healthy Living 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 healthy lifestyle change

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

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

Join our team, we're hiring!

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County Locations: Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Madera County, Mendocino County, Modoc County, Mono County, Nevada County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Yuba County
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CalFresh Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 (Spanish Bilingual) – Riverside, CA, Job ID 42154
County Location: Riverside County
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Community Education Specialist 1 or 2 - Indio, CA, Job ID 34287
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CFHL, UCCE Brings Healthy Living to Ethnic Communities

The CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Riverside team works with ethnic communities to transform their environment by establishing and maintaining community gardens. 

  • Partnering to Build Capacity and Improve Health Outcomes in a Native American Community
    Partnering to Build Capacity and Improve Health Outcomes in a Native American Community

    Building partnerships and fostering community engagement practices is an essential component of CalFresh Healthy Living (SNAP-Ed in California). These practices support local sustainable activities. CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California (CFHL, UC), in coordination with University of California Cooperative Extension (CFHL, UCCE) in Riverside County, has been working collaboratively with the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indian Tribe since 2018. Together, they are advancing sustainable community health initiatives that can lead to more positive health outcomes.

Youth Program

Youth CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE partners with teacher extender and train them to deliver lessons and activities to help youth make more healthful eating and fitness choices.

For more information about preschool and elementary curricula contact Esmeralda Nunez at (760) 342-6437, eannunez@ucanr.edu

For more information regarding curricula for middle and high school contact Jackie Barahona at (951) 683-6491, jbarahona@ucanr.edu.

 

Adult Program

CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE classes for adult participants are delivered as a single workshop or a series of 4-5 lessons.

The Plan, Shop, Save, Cook (PSSC) series covers the following topics: MyPlate, meal planning, food labels, food shopping, and cooking a meal/food safety.

The single workshop topics include Rethink Your Drink, Keeping Strong Bones, Breakfast, Whole grains, Physical Activity, and garden-based lessons.

For more information contact Riverside CFHL, UCCE Nutrition Education Program at (951) 683-6491.

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CFHL, UCCE Riverside Team:

Our staff of professionals bring a significant depth and breadth of food and nutrition experience and education to the program. We act as a vital bridge between the UC academic system and our local communities, tailoring the latest science, curriculum, and information to the needs, cultures, and languages of our communities.
Team pic before Life Lab training 06.15.22
 
Claudia Carlos (951) 683-6491, cfcarlos@ucanr.edu
Jackie Barahona (951) 683-6491, jbarahona@ucanr.edu 
Esmeralda Nunez (760) 342-6437, eannunez@ucanr.edu