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CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE

The California SNAP-Ed Mission

To inspire and empower under-served Californians to improve their health by promoting awareness, education, and community change through diverse partnerships, resulting in healthy eating and active living.

For more information about our state-wide program, please click here.



What we 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

FAQ's about CalFresh benefits

Click here for frequently asked questions about San Mateo County CalFresh benefits.


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

How CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Impacts San Francisco County
Check Us Out in the Field!
Community Nutrition Educator leading physical activity lesson with afterschool program
Community Nutrition Educator leading physical activity lesson with afterschool program

More in the Field

How CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Impacts San Mateo County

Eating a balanced diet is important for 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 UC Cooperative Extension, we help build and maintain healthy families and communities.

Improving the health of Californians is important to the future of California. Though California grows an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, many residents do not 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

Contact Us

Nutrition Education Staff

Phone (650) 276-7429