Our Vision:

A California where everyone is healthy, active, and nourished.

About Us

Creating a Healthier California CalFresh Healthy Living, California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program–Education (SNAP-Ed) program, works toward a California where everyone is healthy, active, and nourished. It is the largest nutrition education program in the United States, serving low-resourced Californians by promoting and supporting healthy living through good nutrition, increased physical activity, and healthy community changes. About one-third of all Californians – more than 10.7 million adults, adolescents, and children throughout the state – are eligible for CalFresh Healthy Living services.

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Our Partners

The California Department of Social Services oversees the CalFresh Healthy Living program, which collaborates with four State Implementing Agencies (SIAs): California Department of Public Health; CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California; Catholic Charities of California, Inc.; and California Department of Aging. These SIAs contract with over 300 Local Implementing Agencies (LIAs) and community partners to deliver program services to CalFresh Healthy Living-eligible Californians where they work, learn, live, shop, eat, and play.

Nutrition Education and Physical Activity

Direct Education

CalFresh Healthy Living programming includes Direct Education, interactive classes that engage participants in learning about budget-conscious strategies for healthful eating and staying physically active.

10,353 direct education interventions across 2,313 sites

271,809 direct education participants reached

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Evidence-Based Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Changes

CalFresh Healthy Living programming also includes PSE interventions that transform communities by increasing access to healthy food, promoting healthy dietary choices, and expanding opportunities for physical activity.

5,930 nutrition and physical activity PSE changes across 1,397 sites

1,901,920 Californians reached (estimated)

76% of sites had a sustainability plan

CalFresh United

CalFresh Healthy Living is part of the CalFresh Family. All CalFresh programs and services address the needs of the whole person, and how we show it matters. CalFresh is a family of services united under one brand identity working towards the same vision to improve the health and lives of people in our communities. When someone sees us at the store, at their child’s school, at the food pantry, when signing up for benefits, signing up for employment or training, watching TV or visiting our website, we make it clear that we are CalFresh, supporting all of California through multiple touchpoints across daily lives that are connected, cohesive and valuable.