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Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science

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Martha Lopez - CES II, Paul Tabarez - CE Supervisor II, Chris Wong - CES II, Rigo Ponce - CES II


Food and Nutrition Programs

The CalFresh Healthy Living Program, UCCE  (CFHL, UCCE)
 is designed to assist Food Stamp recipients in purchasing the most nutrition for their food dollar. Classes emphasize the importance of a balanced diet, food shopping, and food safety. Funded by the USDA, this program is offered free of charge to families and individuals. At home learning nutrition programs are also available. For more information contact Chris Wong, Community Education Supervisor at (442) 265-7700 or cgowong@ucanr.edu or to schedule classes, contact Chris Wong, Martha Lopez,  and/or Rigo Ponce at (442) 265-7700, via e-mail at  cgowong@ucanr.edu, mslopez@ucanr.edu,  or ucponce@ucanr.edu  


Publications & Curricula—other educational materials, for professional and consumer use, are available for purchase from UC Communication Services. A listing of our current offerings are available on-line at http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu or contact Linda Norris at (805) 781-5940 to request a catalog.

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Our Mission

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.


CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California helps people lead healthier lives.

As one of four State Implementing Agencies for CalFresh Healthy Living*, the University of California teaches people eligible for SNAP about good nutrition, how to make their food dollars stretch further, and how to be physically active at any age.  Effective, evidenced-based nutrition education and physical activity classes are aligned with policy, systems and environmental change strategies to create long lasting community change.

Who We Are

  • Educate - Increase nutrition and physical activity knowledge, skills, and practice
  • Partner – Encourage state and local partnerships in support of shared goals
  • Build Capacity - Advance local priorities through training and technical assistance
  • Transform – Act as a catalyst for healthy lifestyle change

What We Do

  • Promoting healthy people and communities

The CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California offers comprehensive evidence-based nutrition and physical activity education, aligned with policy systems and environmental change services in early childhood centers, schools and community environments. Services are provided in 32 counties with 3,000  volunteer “extenders” (trained teachers, after school staff, community members).  Opportunities are identified to move programs from individual/group education and interventions to comprehensive interventions and, finally, multi sectoral community and public health approaches.

Who We Reach

The majority of CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California participants are preschool (3-5) and school aged youth (5-17) and their families.  The program also works with SNAP-Ed eligible adults and seniors.


*California SNAP-Ed is administered by the California Department of Social Services in partnership with the California Department of Public Health, University of California, the California Department of Aging, and Catholic Charities of California, Inc.

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USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

California's CalFresh Healthy Living, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – USDA SNAP, produced this material. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. For important nutrition information, visit the CalFresh Healthy Living website. 


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