CalFresh Nutrition Education Program Youth Resources
The University of California CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (UC CalFresh NEP) operates through a joint agreement among the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service, the California Department of Social Services CalFresh Program, and the University of California Cooperative Extension. UC CalFresh NEP consists of adult, family, and youth program components, and operates throughout various California counties.
Their youth nutrition education program targets schools and community programs with large numbers of children from CalFresh households. Teachers, youth program leaders, and other extenders at the sites are trained to deliver a nutrition education program targeted to youth audiences on the following topics: healthy lifestyle, fruit and vegetable consumption, food safety, and physical activity. Their website provides links to their most commonly used youth curricula in the UC CalFresh NEP.