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 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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