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Community Nutrition & Health, UCCE Santa Clara County


 CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE provides nutrition education curricula and physical activity, youth leadership training, staff and parent training and technical support for qualifying pre-schools, schools and agencies.

Eating a balance diet is important to staying healthy. CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE helps children and adults choose a healthy lifestyle by encouraging good food habits and decision making skills. As part of the UC Cooperative Extension, we're helping build and maintain healthy families and communities.

Improving the health of Californians is important to the future of California. A poor diet can lead to serious health problems. Although California grows the freshest fruits, vegetables and nuts in the country, many people don't eat enough of these nutritious foods.

Conditions are always changing, and the ability to adapt to change is a key to success for people, families, and communities. For more on the UC Cooperative Extension's impact visit UC Delivers 


How CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Benefits Santa Clara County
New Community Resources !!


We are excited to announce the release of the virtual Let’s Eat Healthy Nutrition Pathfinders curriculum for 4th and 5th-grade students! The virtual lessons were developed through a partnership between the Dairy Council of CA, Santa Clara County Public Health Department, and our UCCE program. Each lesson is in an asynchronous format and can easily be added to 100% virtual and hybrid lesson plans.

For more information regarding the implementation of this resource, contact Daniela Cruiel: (408) 282-3128, dscuriel@ucanr.edu 

CFHL, UCCE developed a way to send taste tests home: via animated videos that provide nutrition information and encourage children to try new fruits and vegetables. This includes engaging flyers directly linked to a video, an activity, and key nutrition information, distributed to families at school meal sites. The flyers feature a fruit or vegetable provided with the school meal pickups.

For more information regarding the implementation of this resource, contact Daniela Cruiel: (408) 282-3128, dscuriel@ucanr.edu 

Promoting healthy people and communities

CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE works at the intersection of individual and community health - offering the latest UC research-tested expertise, talented local educators, and an uncompromising commitment to quality in community service.

To learn more about our statwide efforts, please visit About Community Nutrition & Health

What Does CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Do?

Educate - Increase nutrition and physical activity knowledge, skills, and practice

-Effective, evidence-based nutrition education for youth, adults, seniors and families 
-Offering a comprehensive, preventative approach to health 
-Classes offered primarily in Spanish and English, with Chinese and Hmong classes offered in select locations

Partner – Encourage state and local partnerships in support of shared goals

-Strategically aligned partnerships help strengthen the food system for low-resource communities
-We partner with government and non-governmental agencies, local stakeholders, and community leaders to create further impact and generate sustainable results

 Build Capacity - Advance local priorities through training and technical assistance

-Curricula training for “extenders” (teachers, after school staff, community members)
-Leadership development for youth
-Fostering a network of local health advocates

 Transform – Act as a catalyst for a healthy lifestyle change

-Working with communities to seek healthy lifestyle solutions that are sustainable, transformative, inclusive and grassroots driven

Learn More: https://uccalfresh.ucdavis.edu/

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