UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
Let's Eat Healthy! (a local name for UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program) is a nutrition education program offered to qualifying Placer and Nevada County preschools, schools, youth organizations and groups. Through this program, thousands of local children participate in hands-on nutrition education. Schools with at least 50% of the students receiving free or reduced price lunch qualify for this program.
The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program operates through a joint agreement among the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food & Consumer Services (USDA/FCS), the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Food Stamp Bureau, and the University of California Cooperation Extension (UCCE).
The Let's Eat Healthy! program staff offer curriculum, trainings, and materials to qualifying teachers and area educators at no cost. Adult nutrition education is also available to those eligible for CalFresh benefits.
Preschool Nutrition News - A quarterly newsletter to help preschool teachers and administrators be aware of how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. (English only)
Nutrition News - A quarterly newsletter to help teachers and administrators be aware of how important it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. (English only)
Shop Smart, Eat Well - A quarterly newsletter for CalFresh recipients and any one interested in stretching their food dollars while maintaining a healthy diet. (English and Spanish)
Food Safety Update - A quarterly newsletter providing up-to-date food safety information. (English only)
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The Let's Eat Healthy! Program, a local name for the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program, has spent the past several months teaching students about food safety and the importance of hand washing. Germie the Germ Bug, a purple colored germ prop with a black light, was used as a hands-on teaching tool.
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