Cal-Fresh Healthy Living

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.

The Cal-Fresh Healthy Living Program has resumed monthly in-person classes and additionally hosts virtual classes.

Our Food Smarts free nutrition workshops will be running through the end of March. You can learn more by downloading the flyer in English or Spanish.


Information regarding all nutrition classes can be found on our Facebook group, along with tips on budgeting and saving, physical activity, and healthy recipes. In addition we discuss the following topics:

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.

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