CALFRESH HEALTHY LIVING, EATING HEALTHY
From kid-friendly meals to quick dinner ideas, we've got you covered with easy and delicious recipes that won't break the bank.
There is a lot of advice out there on how to eat healthy, and it can sometimes feel too much to think about. It is easier than you think to start eating healthy! Take small steps to improve your nutrition and move toward a healthier you. Make the healthy choice the easy choice.
CALFRESH HEALTHY LIVING EVENTS
Communities across California are improving their health. Find out how you can get your family or community involved.
DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS (2015-2020)
Every 5 years since 1980, a new edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been published. Its goal is to make recommendations about the components of a healthy and nutritionally adequate diet to help promote health and prevent chronic disease for current and future generations
Fruits and vegetables can be a healthy part of every meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, and even as snacks on the go.
CALIFORNIA PROJECT LEAN
California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is a program of the Public Health Institute. California Project LEAN works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools, early childcare and other community settings in order to prevent obesity and its associated chronic diseases. Our efforts are centered around youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments.
SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SNAP)
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.
WORKPLACE HEALTH PROMOTIONS
On average, Americans working full-time spend more than one-third of their day, five days per week at the workplace. The use of effective workplace programs and policies can reduce health risks and improve the quality of life for American workers. Learn more about workplace health promotion and how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs.
DAIRY COUNCIL OF CALIFORNIA
As a nutrition education organization, Dairy Council of California is comprised of registered dietitians and nutrition and communication experts who work directly with educators, foodservice professionals, health and wellness providers and community leaders to provide trainings, support and nutrition education resources to teach the importance of nutrition and how to eat healthfully. These collective efforts educate millions in California and throughout the United States each year.
Leah's Pantry is a California-based nonprofit committed to a vision of all people being nourished, regardless of socioeconomic status. Our programs and products are designed to ensure all people have access to healthy food and feel competent preparing easy, nutritious meals for themselves and their families. We approach our work through the lens of trauma and resilience, and believe that positive, nourishing food experiences can heal individuals, encourage healthy community norms, promote nutritional security, and support the realignment of broken food systems in low-income communities.
NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL NETWORK
The National Farm to School Network is an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing, school gardens and food and agriculture education into schools and early care and education settings.