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CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) strives to improve the health of eligible families and communities, especially those at risk of obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. It provides nutrition education, policy support and environmental changes to encourage healthy living. CFHL aims to inspire and motivate individuals and families to adopt small changes where they learn, shop, eat, play and live.

 

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We work with qualifying preschool site administration, staff, parents and children to increase nutrition education and physical activity opportunities in center-based, home-based or public school settings. The focus is on children under five years of age, recognizing the importance of early childhood as an opportunity to help establish healthy habits and expose children to a variety of healthy foods.

 

Early Childhood Education (Preschool)

We are involved in a range of activities to support healthy habits and prevent obesity among preschoolers:

  • Nutrition, healthy beverage (water promotion) and physical activity education
  • Nutrition, physical activity education and resources for parents/caregivers
  • Playground stencils at sites to increase active play and encourage learning
  • Wellness committees to develop, implement and strengthen healthy site policies including nutrition standards
  • Site garden initiation or revitalization
  • Smarter Mealtimes including food waste reduction
  • Outreach to improve food insecurity
  • Engagement of champions (site staff, parents, community members, teachers, administrators etc.)

We can train teachers/providers on these curriculum, handouts, policy support and environmental changes:

Preschool curriculum:

  • CATCH
  • Color Me Healthy
  • Farm to Preschool

Handouts:

  • MyPlate: How to Build a Healthy Plate
  • MyPlate: Picky Eaters
  • MyPlate: Be Active Your Way
  • Rethink Your Drink
  • Potter the Otter books and activity sheets

Policy support and environmental changes:

  • Playground stencils
  • Gardens
  • Wellness/Nutrition policy assistance

Schools (K-12)

We are involved in a range of activities to support healthy habits and prevent obesity among school-aged children and youth:

  • Nutrition, healthy beverage (water promotion) and physical activity education
  • Nutrition, physical activity education and resources for parents/caregivers
  • School wellness policy committees to strengthen wellness policy language and implement policy guidelines including nutrition standards
  • School garden initiation or revitalization
  • Smarter Lunchrooms Movement strategies including food waste reduction
  • Outreach and support to improve food insecurity
  • Engagement of champions (school staff, parents, students, community members, teachers, administrators etc.)

We can train teachers/providers on these curriculum, handouts, policy support and environmental changes:

School curriculum:

  • Growing Healthy Habits
  • CATCH
  • Nutrition Nuggets
  • Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness

Handouts:

  • MyPlate
  • Rethink Your Drink
  • Recipe cards and books

Policy support and environmental changes:

  • School gardens
  • Structured recess
  • School wellness policy assistance
  • Activity in the classroom
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Nutrition.SanBernardinoCounty@dph.sbcounty.gov