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  • Elaine Silver, holding a cabbage from her garden, teaches JobTrain participants how to eat healthy on a limited budget.
    Jobseekers get fresh start with JobTrain, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC

    Jailene Mendoza is excited to start her new job as a medical assistant in sports medicine in Palo Alto, a job she landed after completing training with JobTrain.  After her job ended at the Housing Office at California State University,...

  • Volunteers plant vegetables in a community garden to encourage low-income families to eat more vegetables.
    UCCE building oasis of health in ethnic urban communities

    The hard work of CalFresh Healthy Living, UC educators in Riverside, to build community gardens before the pandemic hit resulted in one of the few available activities ethnic communities in this Southern California county got to enjoy throughout...

  • Students graduate from nutrition classes offered by EFNEP in partnership with Project Access in Orange County.
    Federal nutrition programs respond to COVID-19

    In the spring of 2020, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the CalFresh Healthy Living, UC (CFHL UC) Program faced the unprecedented experience of shelter-in-place and school closures due...

  • In his spare time, Max Fairbee volunteers to deliver food to elderly Alameda County residents.
    Elders need food and family for the holidays

    In the U.S., the holiday season of Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year seems to be a nonstop race to the end of the year. Gathering to exchange gifts and eat special food and bountiful meals are common ways we celebrate. But the...

  • The Market Match program makes high quality produce more accessible.
    UCCE is helping CalFresh shoppers double food dollars at farmers markets

    Across California, CalFresh shoppers can use their EBT cards at most farmers markets and double the value of their benefit, up to $10 per family each market day. “This benefit is underused,” said Chutima Ganthavorn, nutrition, family and...