San Benito County

Health & Human Services Agency

Hollister, California

CalFresh Healthy Living

CalFresh Health Living Nutrition Program

The goal of the CalFresh Healthy Living Program is to prevent chronic diseases and improve food security among persons eligible for CalFresh Food (food stamps). The program focuses on implementing nutrition education, policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change strategies to increase access and consumption of healthy food and beverages as well as decrease sedentary behavior.

CalFresh Health Living supports a California where everyone is healthy, active, and nourished. CalFresh Healthy Living empowers under-resourced California families to make informed choices about nutrition and physical activity. CalFresh Healthy Living at the national level is known as SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education).

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CalFresh Healthy Living empowers San Benito County residents by:

 

  • Providing nutrition education for adults and children in various settings
  • Collaborating with elementary schools and afterschool programs
  • Community engagement with community-based organizations, after school centers, etc.
  • Promoting the Rethink Your Drink campaign, a healthy beverage initiative which promotes decreasing the consumption of sugary beverages and encourages public to drink more water
  • Physical Activity promotion and integration along with nutrition education
  • Food Demonstrations and Taste Tests in community and school settings Provide technical assistance and trainings to partners with nutrition and physical activity implementation
  • Provide guidance and technical assistance to committees in schools and school districts
  • Collaborate with members of the Wellness Coalition of San Benito County, Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County, and the Oral Health Advisory Committee
  • Partner alongside schools and community-based organizations to create nutrition and physical activity supporting Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) changes in San Benito County.

 

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Find tips, recipes, and learn more about CalFresh Healthy Living here:
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Spanish:
 
Additional Resources:
CDPH Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB):
 
USDA SNAP-Ed Connection:
 
USDA MyPlate:
 
Spanish MyPlate Resources:
 
Rethink Your Drink Resources:
 
Beverage Breakdown Calculator:
 
Harvest of the Month:
Potter the Otter, A Tale About Water (Bilingual E-book):
 
It’s Picnic Day, Potter! (Bilingual E-book):
 
For more information on San Benito County’s CalFresh Healthy Living program, please call (831)-637-5367
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