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Program Information

As more Californians are challenged by demanding schedules, increasingly tight budgets and conflicting food marketing messages, making smart nutrition decisions can seem daunting. CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE leads a statewide effort to provide low-income families, youth, adults and seniors with the resources needed to succeed. Click on the following links to explore our program in more detail.



What does the program provide?                  
When and where are classes available?
What lessons are offered?
What is the cost?
Who qualifies?
How is the program evaluated?

What Does the Program Provide?

 Participants Receive:

  • Lessons in English, Spanish, or Hmong (upon request)
  • Recipe demonstrations and tastings
  • Educational handouts and reinforcement items
  • Certificate of completion from the University of California


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When and Where are Classe
s Available?

CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE works closely with community agencies and Fresno and Madera County schools that serve food stamp recipients. CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE nutrition educators come to the agency or school site to provide nutrition classes. The classes are generally scheduled weekly to provide the best opportunity for behavior changes.

What Lessons are Offered?

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CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE offers series and stand-alone workshops.

  • Plan, Shop, Save and Cook
  • Eat Smart, Live Strong
  • Eating Smart, Being Active
  • My Healthy Plate
  • 5 Ways to Save
  • Milk is for Me


What is the Cost?

CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Adult Nutrition Education classes are provided at no-cost to qualifying participants.

Who Qualifies?

Federal guidelines require that participants either are current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients or likely eligible for SNAP.

How is the Program Evaluated?

Behavior change in CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE participants is measured using California's Food Behavior Checklist. The checklist is a series of 21 questions that rate frequency of diet behavior. The Identical list is given at the beginning and at the end of the classes. Checklists are then compared for behavior change.

Health Champion narratives are also collected to evaluate health behaviors based on participant responses.

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To Request More Information or to schedule a class, contact: 

Javier Miramontes                                                                                         
Nutrition Program Supervisor
(559) 241-7531

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