CalFresh Nutrition Ed Program
UC CalFresh Nutrition Ed Program
The University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (UC CalFresh NEP, or just UC CalFresh) is funded through a joint agreement among the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service (USDA/FNS), the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) CalFresh branch, and the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE). UC CalFresh consists of Adult, Family-Centered, and Youth programs operating throughout California.
Through grant funding from the USDA, Nutrition Educators are able to bring FREE CURRICULA and other resources that promote healthy food choices, physical activity and gardening education to local schools and community organizations. Schools initially qualify by having 50% or more of their students eligible to receive free or reduced-priced meals through the National School Lunch Program. The majority of Yuba and Sutter County schools meet this criteria.
For more information and to see if your school or organization qualifies, please contact Melissa Vang or Shyra Murrey at 530.822.7515.