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Community Nutrition and Health


The CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE program in the Central Sierra operates in four counties, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne. Our nutrition education team works out of offices in Placerville, South Lake Tahoe, Sutter Creek, San Andreas, and Sonora.

Our mission is to make healthy eating and active living more accessible in the Central Sierra - because good health should be within reach for everyone in our communities.

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.

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

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.

What We Do

The CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Central Sierra nutrition education program teaches 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.

Learn More: https://uccalfresh.ucdavis.edu/

Improving CA Health Through SNAP-Ed

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Check out our Central Sierra CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE YouTube channel for educational videos about gardening, physical activity, general nutrition and more!