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UC offers counsel as CalFresh benefits shrink (April 2023) Western Farm Press. UC Healthy Communities Blog


Many eligible Californians are not using CalFresh to improve food insecurity (May 26, 2022) Imperial Valley Press

Hapgood Elementary students lead campus garden tour on Friday (April 25, 2022) Lompoc Record

Arroyo Grande farmers market joins growing list that accepts CalFresh (March 11, 2022) KSBY


Rep. Salud Carbajal makes stops along the Central Coast in day-long "Hunger Tour" (Sept 13, 2021) KSBY

Danone Institute North America Awards $160,000 to Five Teams to Advance Stronger and More Sustainable Food Systems (Oct 8, 2021) The Insight Post.

Danone Institute North America awards $160,000 to advance stronger, more sustainable food systems, (Oct 8, 2021) Dairy Foods

National Farmers Market Week (Aug 4, 2021) KPRL FM

National Farmers Market Week (Aug 5, 2021) Paso Robles Press 

National Farmers Market Week (Aug 1, 2021) KSBY 


Paso Robles Farmers Market and CalFresh (Aug 4, 2020). KSBY

Paso Robles farmers’ markets celebrate resiliency for national farmers market week (July 30, 2020) Paso Robles Press

Central Coast Farmers Markets provide affordable produce for CalFresh recipients (April 18, 2020). KSBY

Telemundo coverage of Central Coast Farmers Markets that accept EBT (April 20, 2020)

La Mejor Radio Station – Information and interview with Miguel Diaz about Nutrition Classes happening in Santa Maria (Feb 5 & 19, 2020)




Culinary Academy Students Sharpen Cooking Skills (April 24, 2019). Santa Maria Times.

Young chefs: local students prepare and taste international meals (April 24, 2019) Lompoc Record

Santa Maria Students Learn New Skills and the Spring Break Culinary Academy (April 24, 2019). KSBY 

Santa Maria-Bonita School Districts teams up with 4-H for kids career day (Nov. 18, 2019). KEYT 

Radio interview with Shannon Klisch about community education programming in SLO and SB Counties through UCCE (Feb 15, 2019). KVEC , Dave Congalton Show. 


November 17, 2018 Santa Maria-Bonita School District teams up with 4-H for kids career day. https://www.keyt.com/news/santa-maria-bonita-school-districts-teams-up-with-4h-for-kids-career-day/872891650

April 4, 2018. Students head for the kitchen to see what’s cooking at third annual Culinary Academy. http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/education/students-head-for-the-kitchen-to-see-what-s-cooking/article_0d6c4cf7-181c-5212-8c60-aa6332eb1e1e.html

April 4, 2018. Lompoc Record. Photos: Culinary Academy teaches Santa Maris spring breakers how to cook. http://lompocrecord.com/news/local/photos-culinary-academy-teaches-santa-maria-spring-breakers-how-to/collection_93f7127a-1d2f-5e4d-98a0-8e6bbe98e135.html

April 4, 2018. KSBY TV For these Central Coast students, spring break is a chance to hone their culinary skills. http://www.ksby.com/story/37881666/for-these-central-coast-students-spring-break-is-a-chance-to-hone-their-culinary-skills?clienttype=mobile


Nov 2017 Univision News Story about UC CalFresh and 4-H programming in Santa Maria-Bonita schools. https://noticiasya.com/washington-dc/2017/11/21/video-los-mas-recientes-esfuerzos-educativos-en-santa-maria/

Nov 2017 Santa Maria Times article about 4-H SNAC Youth Leader Training http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/an-afternoon-of-learning-at-liberty-school-in-santa-maria/article_cb24798a-2dd0-5317-994c-f1f4411becd7.html

Nov 2017 Santa Maria Sun article about 4-H SNAC Youth Leader Training http://www.santamariasun.com/school-scene/16802/santa-marias-4h-snac-clubs-provide-nutritional-education-to-lowincome-families/

July 13, 2017: School gardens get new life from UC Cooperative Extension volunteers