Cal-Fresh Healthy Living
Catholic Charities is proud to offer the Cal-Fresh Healthy Living Program!
This program enables us to provide nutrition education, physical activity instruction, and environmental support to our clients. These services provide low-income adults and children with the tools to be able to choose healthier foods and beverages within a limited budget, as well as choose more active lifestyles. Healthier diets and higher activity levels decrease the risk of chronic health-related diseases, including obesity.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, the Cal-Fresh Healthy Living Program is not currently holding any in-person healthy recipe tasting mini courses at this time! We have started a private Facebook group where we discuss the following topics below in addition to talking about tips on how to start implementing physical activity into your daily lives.
Learn to eat on a healthy budget
Read nutrition labels and ingredient lists
How to avoid added sugar in foods
Learn how to cook easy, tasty meals
Determine portion sizes to manage your weight
Shop smart and save money
Plan meals for healthy holidays and celebrations
To request access to our private Facebook group, please click here.
The Cal-Fresh Healthy Living Program was instrumental in getting our Food Pantry recognized by Leah’s Pantry as 1 of 12 Gold Certified Food Pantries in California. To do this, we made improvements in nutrition education and distribution, community engagement and increased availability of healthy non-perishable foods. Through the help of our wonderful volunteers, we make sure that the food products we’re distributing do not exceed 7 grams of natural sugar per serving. This allows us to be part of the solution of nourishing communities in a healthy and equitable system.
We are so grateful for the Cal-Fresh Healthy Living Program that guides us in being part of improving the health, wellness, and resilience of communities through informed nutrition security.