- Author: Alisha Byrd
- Editor: Emily Harris
It's inevitable, growing kids are going to snack. Snacking can help kids maintain their energy, provide fuel for school activities and fill nutrition gaps in their diets. Encourage your child to develop healthy eating habits early on by setting an example in your home. Your child can't reach for cookies, chips or candy bars if you don't have them on hand. Model healthy eating by choosing nutritious snacks for yourself, too!
For more snack ideas and tips, visit choosemyplate.gov!/span>
- Author: Emily Harris
This morning our Nutrition Educator Nora Lopez was interviewed on Univision 21 Fresno for Arriba Valle Central with Lupita Lomeli. Nora shared how it is possible to share healthy traditions and recipes from generation to generation. Make sure you tune in on Monday, December 21st between 5am and 7am to check out her interview!
- Author: Emily Harris
Happy Thanksgiving from UC CalFresh! If you still haven't decided what you're going to make for the big day or you're in need of some holiday inspiration, check out our tasty tips below:
1. Not cooking a whole turkey? Tired of fattening green bean casserole? These recipes have come to the rescue!
2. Want to start new, healthy traditions for your family? Look here for some tips on how to begin.
3. Don't be scared to host Thanksgiving this year. Follow these tips to make sure you have a tasty, healthy and safe holiday.
4. Host a Holiday Makeover with these simple tips to turn your favorite recipes into healthy choices.
5. If the holiday season already has you frazzled, visit this Holiday Survival Guide to extinguish stress and ignite gratitude.
6. Tired of the same pumpkin pie every year? Try making Quick Pumpkin Pudding for a twist on the classic dessert.
- Author: Shelby MacNab
We work with an amazing group of teachers, principals and community partners that help the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program reach some of the most impoverished residents in Fresno County.
This blog will spotlight our collective efforts to grow healthy families through hands-on, skill-building nutrition education.
Recognizing that healthy changes require not only knowledge gain but healthy environmental supports, we'll also feature best-practices for creating an environment and culture that support good nutrition and regular physical activity.