UC Nutrition Programs
The Adult and Family-Centered nutrition education programs enroll CalFresh recipients, applicants, and eligibles on a voluntary basis at the local county welfare department and other sites. The Youth nutrition education program targets schools and community programs with large numbers of children from CalFresh households. Teachers, youth program leaders, and other extenders at the sites are trained to deliver a nutrition education program targeted to youth audiences.
The general goal of UC CalFresh is to improve the diet and nutrition-related skills of CalFresh recipients and their families.
In California, EFNEP is administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension in 24 of California's 58 counties. EFNEP assists limited-resource clients gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and improve well-being.