Community Health & Nutrition
Katie Johnson is the Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor for UCCE Central Sierra. In this role, she conducts applied research, extends public health nutrition knowledge, and administers the CalFresh Healthy Living UCCE Central Sierra program. Her focus areas include food security, garden-enhanced nutrition education, food literacy, and breastfeeding support.
The California CalFresh Healthy Living 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.
Through the CalFresh Healthy Living UCCE Central Sierra program, we teach free classes in local schools, community centers, libraries, and other public locations. Our classes show people how to choose, grow, cook, and enjoy affordable healthy foods, and how to make physical activity a regular and fun part of life. We also work to create environments where it’s easier for people to make healthy choices, by supporting school wellness policies, community and school gardens, walking clubs, and more.
*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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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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