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.
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.
Address: 5005 Business Park North, Bakersfield, CA, 93309
Phone number: (661) 439-3838
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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
- Providing more than one million meals a week through public-private partnership Meals to You
- 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
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
Nutrition Make fruit easy to see and eat! Keep a bowl of fruit like apples, oranges, and bananas on the kitchen counter for a quick snack. Click here for more nutritious foods
Food Safety Rinse fresh vegetables and fruits
under running water just before
eating, cutting, or cooking. Even if you
plan to peel or cut the produce before
eating, it is important to thoroughly rinse
it first to prevent microbes from transferring
from the outside to the inside of the produce. click here to learn more
Recipe of the Month
Experiment with different combinations of fruits and vegetables in these fresh, crunchy rice paper wraps!Serves 4 | Total Cost: $2.48 | Cost per serving: $0.62 | **Cost per serving values are based on local grocery stores. Print Recipe Here
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.
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.