The Get Fresh Shasta Nutrition Education program is funded by a grant from USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known in California as CalFresh. Get Fresh Shasta provides nutrition and physical activities education for CalFresh participants and those who are eligible (up to 195 percent of the Federal Poverty Level).
The focus of SNAP-Ed is to help CalFresh clients:
- Establish healthier eating habits
- Increase physical activity
- Help prevent or postpone the onset of nutrition-related chronic diseases
Get Fresh Breastfeeding Success
The goals of the Breastfeeding Success Project are to provide nutrition education and access to breastfeeding-friendly walk-in clinics in our Regional Offices and local birthing facilities. Breastfeeding moms receive one-on-one consultations at our clinics, which range from 20 minutes to 2 hours.
Get Healthy Be Active
Strides Towards Earning Potential Success (STEPS) nutrition education workshops are held at CalWORKs offices in Redding and Anderson. Education focuses on:
- Developing grocery shopping skills including unit pricing and choosing healthy food on a budget
- Nutrition, including choosing whole grains, drinking low-fat milk, eating fruits and vegetables
Get Fresh Garden Project
Goals of the Garden Project are to promote food security through community gardens and to demonstrate sustainability of personal gardens including container gardens. Raised bed exhibition mini-farms are planned in two locations in Redding beginning in Spring 2016.
Get Fresh Through Technology
Nutrition education messages are provided to CalFresh participants through mailers, phone on-hold messages, displays and brochures in our Regional Offices, and websites such as eatfresh.org.