School is out for the summer so we are taking a moment to reflect on the 2013-2014 school year!
Look through our photos below to see how UC CalFresh Nutrition Education teachers made the school year healthier!
This year the University of California Cooperative Extension is celebrating 100 years of science and service.
On May 8th, 2014, individuals across the state had the opportunity to 'be a scientist'. From cutting cake to counting pollinators, the day was filled with honoring the vital link between universities and communities.
Watch our videos below to see how UCCE Fresno celebrated 100 years!
School is out but new classes are still forming.
Participants in the Fresno Jobs and Beyond program are enrolled in a four week series called Plan, Shop, Save and Cook. Individuals attending this series, delivered by UC CalFresh, learn how to read nutrition labels and the importance of a healthy breakfast.
Watch our video clips below to see Nancy Zumkeller deliver lesson 2 of Plan, Shop, Save, and Cook!
- Author: Shelby MacNab
A message from the USDA
Children need healthy food all year long. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through their school meals programs. But when school lets out many of these children are at risk of hunger, which can hinder the learning process.
USDA's Summer Food Service Program ensures children 18 years of age and below, living in income-eligible communities, receive nutritious meals even when school is out. To reinforce this value, FNS has just launched a summer meals support effort on social media to raise awareness about summer meals sites and how these nutritious meals benefit our nation's children. Through a platform known as Thunderclap, this important message can be heard when you and your friends say it together.
By simply clicking a button of support here, a user agrees to share a message with their friends through their Twitter, Facebook and/or Tumblr accounts. That same message will be blasted by those that have agreed to support summer meals during the exact same established time, in this case July 29. Please consider using your social media influence to spread the word about this vital resource for families in need. In doing so, more folks will know how to help kids and teens find a free, nutritious summer meal site this summer!
- Author: Nath Say
After reading a story about a family taking a fun trip to the grocery store, Mrs. Douglas' class decided to take a trip of their own using their imagination and creativity!
Each student had the opportunity to fill his or her grocery cart with fresh fruits and veggies! They also learned that their favorite foods in the cart will help their muscles, bones, and heart to stay healthy and strong!
Great work, Mrs. Douglas' preschool class!