Cooperative Extension Fresno County
University of California
Cooperative Extension Fresno County

Adult Nutrition Education Program

At the UC Cooperative Extension, we're teaching Californians how to make healthy choices on a limited budget.

Participant from the Reedley Senior Center learns how to read a food label
Participant from the Reedley Senior Center learns how to read a food label
The University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education program provides evidence-based nutrition education to food stamp recipients and other low-income individuals and families in collaboration with local partners.

We act as a bridge between the learning and knowledge of the UC system and our community, tailoring the latest science, curriculum and information to the needs, culture and language of our low-income communities.

Our goal is to help these families, moms, youth and seniors make better nutrition decisions, maximize limited food budgets and plug-in to our county’s unique opportunities.

Impacts

Knowledge Change:

  • 85% of adults are more knowledgeable about saving money on food
  • 81% know more about simple, healthy meals to make at home

Behavior Change:

  • 42% of participants increased their variety of fruits consumed

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The USDA does not endorse products, services, or organizations. 

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