The CalFresh Healthy Living grant is administered by the California Department of Public Health and funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) . SNAP-Ed is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition and how to make their food dollars stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active.
We work in partnership with various school and community organizations to provide nutrition and physical activity interventions with a focus on adopting policy, system, and environmental changes where people learn, live, shop, eat, and play to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
CalFresh Healthy Living's mission is to create innovative partnerships that empower low-income Santa Barbara County residents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and food security with the goal of preventing obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases.
The program objectives aim to prevent and reduce the leading risk factors for chronic diseases among the SNAP eligible population, such as poor nutrition and physical inactivity. These are two of the three risk factors described in the 3-4-50 framework . The 3-4-50 community health improvement strategy states that tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity are the three main risk factors that contribute to the four major chronic diseases—cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes and lung disease—that lead to more than 50 percent of deaths.
This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.