UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program
The UC CalFresh Program
The University of California’s CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (UC CalFresh NEP) is funded by the USDA and delivered by the University of California Cooperative Extension to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. In collaboration with local partners, UC CalFresh provides evidenced-based nutrition education to CalFresh recipients and other low-income individuals and families. It acts as a vital bridge with the community by tailoring the latest science, curriculum, and nutrition information to the needs of low-income families.
The program also provides educators at qualifying schools with research-based nutrition education curriculum and high-quality nutrition education training utilizing the USDA MyPlate as a guidance tool. Recognizing that healthy eaters are better learners, the goal is to help these community members make better nutrition decisions by focusing on increasing vegetable and fruit consumption, choosing low-fat/low-sodium foods, and balancing caloric intake by an awareness of portion size.