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Health Happens in Fresno County

Intern Reflection Series: Cassie Kandarian

Fresno and Madera Counties' UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program has a long-standing partnership with the Fresno State Dietetic Internship Program. This blog post is part of our Intern Reflections...

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Eating Smart, Being Active in Madera

Parents putting their knife skills to the test.

UC CalFresh launched the new and improved Eating Smart, Being Active nutrition classes in Madera county. The first stop was Virginia Lee Rose Elementary! To reach parents, UC CalFresh partnered with the Parent Resource Center. Parent Resource Centers are...

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 9:25 AM
Focus Area Tags: Family Food Health

Rethink Your Drink Day

Nutrition Educator Ashley Abrahamson shares information about sugar sweetened beverages

Sugary beverages are a sneaky source of excess sugar and calories. According to the CDC (2017), every day 63% of children and 49% of adults drink a sugar-sweetened beverage. Increasing awareness of how to identify and visualize amounts of sugar on a...

Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:27 AM
Focus Area Tags: Health

Enlisting Head Start for Happy Healthy Me Curriculum


UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program has continued its partnership with Madera's Community Action Partnership of Madera County Head Start by providing nutrition lessons. On May 7th the Madera UC CalFresh Team had the opportunity to present to Madera's...

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:12 AM

Local Contributions Make Building a School Garden More Special

5.7.18 garden

Mrs. Roxie Schallberg quickly acknowledged that implementing the Lowe's garden grant required more than just a vision. After Madison Elementary received the grant money, there were steps to take with the district, school and maintenance staff...

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 2:54 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment Food Health

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This material was produced by the University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program with funding from USDA SNAP, known in California as CalFresh (formerly food stamps). These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. CalFresh provides assistance to low-income households and can help buy nutritious foods for better health. For CalFresh information, call 1-877-847-3663.The USDA does not endorse products, services, or organizations. 

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