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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



Pre-School:  Happy Healthy Me is a nutrition and literacy curriculum that helps children become aware of food and nutrition by reading storybooks with food-related themes and then participating in hands-on nutrition education and physical activities.


 Pre-K: Go Glow Grow  is designed to meet the specific needs and abilities of preschoolers. It provides opportunities for younger children to actively learn about healthy eating and exercise. Through this curriculum preschoolers will make the connection between eating healthy foods and being able to Go, Glow and Grow.  


Grades K-2:  EATING HEALTHY from FARM to FORK…Promoting School Wellness is a nutrition education curriculum that makes the connection between local food systems, garden-based learning, school food service and the establishment of healthy habits. The lessons actively engage the children in learning about healthy choices for food and fitness.


My Amazing Body
 Grade 1:  My Amazing Body is a nutrition curriculum that helps students learn about the amazing things their body can do and explore how they can keep their amazing bodies healthy through eating nutrient-rich foods, getting plenty of exercise and sleep, and practicing good hygiene.


Good For Me and You
Grade 2: Good For Me and You is a nutrition curriculum for students to explore what is good for a healthy body and lifestyle, study My Plate, and are introduced to the concept of nutrients and what they do for their bodies. They learn that eating breakfast every day, drinking healthy beverages, exercising and keeping foods safe to eat all are good for their body.

It's My Choice
Grade 3: It's My Choice...Eat Right! Be Active! 
is a nutrition curriculum that helps students examine the key nutrients provided by each of the five food groups of MyPlate and learn how to make healthy choices. They identify how vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and proteins provide the essential building blocks needed for good health.


Grades K-8: Teens With Inter-Generational Support  focuses on gardening and how the foods we grow are used in our bodies as building blocks and energy providers. Students from kindergarten through eighth grade are given the tools to plant and care for a garden. This curriculum is flexible and the lessons can easily be used in a classroom, after-school program, or club.  Virtual education materials are available for this curriculum.

Nutrition To Grow On
Grades 4-6:  Nutrition to Grow On is an innovative curriculum that offers teachers a direct link between the garden and nutrition education. This multi-disciplinary curriculum enriches students’ capabilities for observation and thinking and encourages them to develop a wide range of skills.

eat fit
Grades 6-8:  EatFit teaches students to set goals to establish the personal health habits appropriate to the changing needs of adolescence. Students explore the skills necessary for a healthy lifestyle.


 Grades 4-6:  UP4It! curriculum encourages youth aged 8-12 to consume nutrient-rich foods and to achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. There are 13 activities and the curriculum can be used during school, after school and with 4-H programs. Virtual education materials are available for this curriculum.

Curricula correlates with the California Department of Education's Common Core State Standards in the areas of Math, Science, English Language Arts, History-Social Science, Physical Education and Health.