CalFresh healthy Living
*Previously called SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education)
In 2013, CSS was selected by the California Department of Public Health to implement and administer the SNAP-Ed Program in Mono County.
Program services include the teaching of USDA-approved nutrition education and physical activity lessons to low-income students, parents, and community members; presentations of healthy food and beverage information at various school and community events; delivery of nutrition education lessons and healthy recipe taste testing at the county's emergency food distribution sites; adoption and implementation of policy, systems, and environmental changes, such as the creation of school gardens and the strengthening of school wellness policies; delivery of healthy food and beverage messaging via community and school newsletters, website, informational displays at county locations; and collaboration with fellow members of the Mono County Nutrition and Physical Activity Taskforce, in efforts to decrease rates of obesity, increase access to healthy foods, and increase food security.
In 2013, CSS began managing the SNAP-Ed Program for Mono County. A few years later in 2017, staff started implementing the SNAP-Ed Program for Alpine County and in 2018, CSS began managing Inyo County's Snap-Ed Program.
** Do you want to become a part of the NPAT (Nutrition Physical Activity Taskforce) in Mono County? Check out our website!