- (Condition Change) Improved individual and household financial stability
- Author: Andra Nicoli
- Author: Pam Kan-Rice
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- Author: Laura Vollmer
CFHL, UCCE San Mateo partnership with JobTrain results in 128 adult students increasing food resource management life skills, contributing to UC ANR's public value of safeguarding abundant, healthy food for all California.
Research indicates that approximately 134,443 people in San Mateo County live at or below 185% of the poverty level and 18% are SNAP-Ed eligible. Given the pandemic and ongoing economic crisis, this number is expected to grow next year. Of the SNAP-Ed eligible population, 66% of adults are overweight/obese.
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To address these health concerns, CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE San Mateo County (CFHL,.../h3>/h3>/h3>
- Author: Deepa Srivastava, Ph.D.
Adult participants adopted food and financial resource management practices and improved their food security and household financial stability.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity among community's most vulnerable population. Food insecurity is a major public health issue in which low-income individuals are disproportionately affected. While people with limited incomes face many constraints that negatively impact their food resources and access to foods, employing food and financial resource management knowledge and skills may help promote a healthy diet and stretch food budgets, ultimately increasing food security and food resiliency.