Nutrition, Family, and Consumer Science
CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Butte Cluster Mission Statement:
We walk alongside our community on a journey to a healthy lifestyle. We provide evidence-based, learner-centered activities to create an environment that empowers the whole person, whole family, and whole community.
Who We are:
The CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE program of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, and Yuba Counties collaborates with school and community-based partners, UC Master Gardeners and Farm Advisors, and 4-H programs to provide comprehensive, researched-based nutrition, garden and physical activity programming to diverse low-income communities. Recognizing that nutrition and physical activity behaviors are dependent on many factors including individual knowledge and skills and social determinants including access to resources, opportunities and regional and institutional policies, we work with partners to identify and address barriers to health and wellness.
What We Do:
The CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE program of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sutter, and Yuba Counties uses a variety of educational approaches to reach low-income elementary school students, their parents, school administrators, school educators, and community members using SNAP-Ed approved curriculum.
Who We Reach
In 2021 CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE Butte Cluster reached 2,906 youth with Direct Education.
School-based programming extends from the classroom to improved access and quality of physical activity through virtual events, school gardens, and school wellness committee work.
Community-based programming reaches low-income adults who are: parents/caregivers, individuals new to the community, and individuals transitioning back into the community.
Direct education classes, and events guides individuals to make healthy food and lifestyle choices within a limited budget.
For more information and to see if your school or organization qualifies, please contact Melissa Ussery at 530.822.7515.