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Irene Padasas
Community  Health and Nutrition Advisor

4437-B S. Laspina St.
Tulare, CA 93274
Office: (559) 684-3318


Karina Macias
Program Manager

550 E. Shaw Ave. Suite 210-B
Fresno, CA 93710
Office: (559) 241-7618


Nancy R. Zumkeller
Program Supervisor

550 E. Shaw Ave. Suite 210-B
Fresno, CA 93710
Office: (559) 241-7533


Elizabeth Lopez
Program Supervisor

550 E. Shaw Ave. Suite 210-B
Fresno, CA 93710
Office: (559) 241-7532

Program Information

The adult program is delivered by UCCE staff and community based organizations. Additionally, UCCE staff delivers youth andfamily-centered education. Staff and volunteers use one of several CalFresh Healthy Living, UC approved curricula. We provide our curricula and support at no cost when you partner with us! 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?

What We Offer:

  • Direct or virtual delivery of nutrition education and food resource management curriculum
  • In-class presentations with food tastings or virtual lesson delivery
  • Bilingual teaching materials (per request)
  • Family newsletters and nutrition classes

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
  • Eating Healthy, Being Active
  • UCCE Connects To You!
  • Fresh From The Garden
  • EatFresh.org MiniCourse


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 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.

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

Karina Macias                                                                                      
Nutrition Program Manager
(559) 241-7618

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