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Health Happens in Fresno County

Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables!


Growing your own garden can help you and your family save money and eat more fruits and vegetables! You can grow edible plants in your yard, in a pot, or anywhere you have space. Most plants just need a bit of water, some sunlight, and enough soil to...

Posted on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30 AM
Tags: EBT (1), Farmers Market (3), gardens (1), Herbs (1), Plants (2), save money (1), Seeds (1), SNAP (1), spring (2)

Celebrating The Week of the Young Child in Coalinga

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On Saturday, April 29th, UC CalFresh attended Coalinga's Week of the Young Child Event at the West Hills College Child Development Center to honor the center's students and their families. With various vendors in attendance, families had the...

Posted on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Fun With Nutrition Booths at Open House

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  “Visit a nutrition booth at an event? No. They'll just lecture me. I know I'm not healthy.“ "Stop by the nutrition booth? No. I don't have time. Plus, that's boring." These are some comments the public might have when it comes to...

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Grapefruit: A Great Success!


Last month students in our program tasted grapefruit! This gave students the opportunity to explore the differences between an orange, a lemon, and a grapefruit. They were able to taste and see the differences in flavor, color, size, shape, and texture,...

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Fun Times at Ayer's Carnival

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The wonderful staff at Ayer Elementary School invited the UC CalFresh team to be part of the fun at their Spring Carnival! Schools hold so many wonderful events throughout the year, and this carnival was a great opportunity to add some...

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:39 AM

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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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