CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE
Eating a good 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.
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 healthy lifestyle change
-Working with communities to seek healthy lifestyle solutions that are sustainable, transformative, inclusive and grass roots driven
Learn More: https://uccalfresh.ucdavis.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.