- Author: Tacu Vang
- Editor: Emily Harris
On August 2nd, 2016, UC CalFresh was invited by the Housing Authority of Madera to participate in their National Night Out event. National Night Out is an annual event that is celebrated on the first Tuesday of August. Neighboring communities work together with law enforcement to create a culture of partnership for safer communities. UC CalFresh presented the workshop, "Milk is For Me," while the Housing Authority of Madera passed out books to children in the communities. National Night Out occurred at three different neighboring communities: the Malone Apartments, the Knox Apartments, and the Kennedy Apartments. UC CalFresh spent a total of 45 minutes at each site, which was a new, mobile approach that the team has not tried before.
Nutrition Educators, Angelica Perez and Maira Enriquez, work together to educate community residents.
All of the great books that were given out to the neighboring communities.
The UC CalFresh team working hard throughout the evening.
All in all, there was a great turn out for National Night Out in Madera, and the community loved the nutrition information and books they received. It was wonderful to see the residents partner with local law enforcement on a hot day to promote this event. The UC CalFresh team met many great people and hopes to be apart of this event next year.
- Author: Shelby MacNab
- Author: Evelyn Morales
National Night Out at Frank H. Ball was a great success!
Nutrition educators, Tacu Vang and Evelyn Morales, gave out information on Myplate to families and engaged kids in a fun MyPlate matching game.
UC CalFresh is committed to working in schools and community centers to provide a comprehensive approach to nutrition education. We aim to grow healthy families through direct education paired with environmental supports. Participating in community events such as National Night Out allows us to make nutrition a part of the community fabric. To read more about our work, click here.
National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). NATW is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. Read more