- Author: Kristi Noel Schultz-Sharp
UC CalFresh Nutrition Program is teaching quarterly Plan, Shop, Save & Cook classes to the women of the Rescue the Children program.
Rescue the Children is a protected, secure environment providing emergency and long-term services to at-risk, abused, homeless or previously incarcerated women or women with children. The community provides women and their children a place to get away from destructive lifestyles, offering a place to heal, learn, grow and ultimately becoming productive members of society.
Some of those services include classes such as anger management, parenting classes, and nutrition education.
When asked about her experience teaching this class, Consuelo said "It was a pleasure teaching these women! My hope as an educator is that I provided them the tools and knowledge necessary to empower them to make healthier food options and be more active for years to come."
- Author: Sandra Ortega
Do you have a Back to School Night, Open House, or school carnival coming up?
If you would like to have a nutrition education booth at your event, please contact: Sandra Ortega at (559) 241-7514.
- Author: Shelby MacNab
UC CalFresh provides nutrition education to low-income, SNAP parents and children in Fresno County. New research shows positive outcomes. Take a look:
SNAP-Ed can improve nutrition of low-income Americans across life span
written by James C. Hersey, Sheryl C. Cates, Jonathan L. Blitstein, and Pamela A. Williams-Piehota
The nutrition of low-income Americans can be improved across the life span through participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). In a study funded by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, RTI International researchers evaluated eight nutrition programs offered in child care centers, elementary schools, and senior care settings to examine the effectiveness of SNAP-Ed programs across different age groups. The researchers noted that their study reinforced the importance of nutrition education in making healthy food choices within a tight budget.
Great video from our nutrition education partners at the California Department of Public Health.
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