Learn more about CAPK's CalFresh Healthy Living program

Virtual Statewide Day of Action: Healthy Snack Day, September 2, 2020

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Mission
CAPK CalFresh Healthy Living improves the nutrition health of low-income Californians by providing access to nutrition education, physical activity education, and leadership towards healthy community initiatives.

Description
CAPK’s CalFresh Healthy Living program with community partners, has a focus on nutrition and physical activity education to bring access healthy eating and active lifestyles across Kern County. The CalFresh Healthy Living program offers nutrition classes that will give you tools for creating easy healthy recipes, how to read nutrition labels, and provide physical activities for you and your family to enjoy anytime.

Contact
Address: 5005 Business Park North, Bakersfield, CA, 93309
Phone number: (661) 439-3838

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COVID-19

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service has taken to uphold the USDA’s commitment to “Do Right and Feed Everyone” during this national emergency.

  • Call 2-1-1 for assistant in Kern County
  • Launching a new coronavirus webpage to proactively inform the public about USDA’s efforts to keep children and families fed
  • Debuting “Meals for Kids” interactive site finder – to help families find meals for children while schools are closed across more than 38,000 locations.

Community Nutrition Education

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Get help putting healthy food on the table.

  • CAPK Food Bank
  • SNAP online purchasing is currently operational in California. The authorized retailers include Amazon and Walmart. SNAP cardholders can shop online and then pay for their purchase using their EBT card.
  • SNAP at Farmers Markets

The ability of SNAP participants to use their SNAP benefits at farmers markets can increase SNAP participants’ access to fresh-from-the-farmer foods and increases the customer base and revenues for farmers. At the end of FY2019, more than 3,600 farmers markets and direct marketing farmers accept SNAP benefits.

SNAP participants trying to find the nearest farmers market or direct marketing farmer that accepts SNAP can enter their address into the SNAP retail locator

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Healthy Tips!

Physical Activity                                                                                                                                                         Start Simple with MyPlate app

After you have gained a better understanding of what you should be eating for a healthy lifestyle, you can set goals and reminders with the new Start Simple with MyPlate app. The app helps you incorporate the important food groups (fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods, and dairy) into daily life by providing simple tips and thought starters to help meet those goals every day. Click here to learn more and download

 

Hydration
One way to make sure you’re drinking enough water is to keep a pitcher in the fridge. Instead of reaching for sugary drinks,  reach for a healthy choice! Click here for more healthy tips

 

Nutrition                                                                                        Make fruit easy to see and eat! Fruit kabobs make a colorful and fun snack that kids can help prepare. Click here for more nutritious foods

 

Food Safety                                                                                              It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object, including food or food packaging, that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. After shopping, handling food packages, or before preparing or eating food, it is important to always wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. click here to learn more

 

Recipe of the Month

Refresh this summer with these delicious recipes!

Jicama Piña Breeze

Serves 3 | Total Cost: $1.61 | Cost per serving: $0.53 | **Cost per serving values are based on local grocery stores. Print recipe here

Simple Fish Tacos

Serves 6 | Total Cost: $6.67 | Cost per serving: $1.11 | **Cost per serving values are based on local grocery stores.  Print recipe here

 

English:
California’s CalFresh Healthy Living, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – USDA SNAP, produced this material. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. For important nutrition information, visit www.CalFreshHealthyLiving.org.

 

Spanish:
CalFresh Healthy Living de California, con fondos del Programa de Asistencia para Nutrición Suplemental (SNAP) del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), produjo este material. Estas instituciones son proveedores y empleadores que ofrecen oportunidades equitativas. Para obtener información nutricional importante, visite www.CalFreshHealthyLiving.org.