CalFresh Healthy Living
What We Do
The Nevada County Public Health Department supports the health of our community through programs that make the healthy choice the easy choice. That includes partnering with our community to change policy, systems and our built environment to support healthy choices, while also encouraging physical activity, healthy cooking classes, and other collaborations. Previously called NEOP, this program is now called CalFresh Healthy Living.
Healthy Living Services
- Nutrition Education Classes for schools and community sites
- Food Demonstrations for schools and community sites
- Physical Activity Classes and Exercise Events at schools and community sites
- Policy, Systems, and Environmental Strategies
- Food Waste Reduction
- Food Waste Prevention and Redistribution
- Food Policy Council
Classes and events are held at eligible schools and community-based organizations.
Some of our sites include:
- Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Clinics
- Connecting Point
- Lyman Gilmore Middle School
- Margaret G. Scotten Elementary School
- Bell Hill Academy
- Bright Futures for Youth
- Food Bank of Nevada County
- Interfaith Food Ministry
- Brighton Greens Resource Center
- Grass Valley Library
- Ready Springs Elementary School
- Grizzly Hill School
- Earle Jamieson High Educational Options
- Silver Springs High School
- PARTNERS Family Resource Centers
For more information about classes or determining if you are an eligible site please contact: Jennifer Kemppinen, CalFresh Healthy Living Coordinator at Jennifer.Danch@NevadaCountyca.gov
CalFresh Health Living is a state initiative to encourage CalFresh participants in making diet and lifestyle choices that work toward preventing chronic disease. Great recipes and other resources can be found at the EatFresh website.
Rethink Your Drink
We share the Rethink Your Drink campaign to spread the word on healthy and delicious alternatives to sugary beverages. CA Department of Public Health cites studies showing that sugary drinks contribute to increased risk for certain chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Check out some great resources on sugar sweetened beverages, recipes and come to our Rethink Your Drink presentations!
Screen-Free Week is May 1st to 7th!
The first week of May is Screen-Free Week! Please see ScreenFree.org for resources and ideas on screen free activities.
Nutrition Month (March)
2023 celebrated the 50th annual Nutrition Month! Please see more information, click here.
Physical Activity Month (May)
Please see further information from George Washington University, click here.
CalFresh Health Living is proud to partner with local community members through nutrition and physical activity class offerings, food tastings, community gardens, health fairs, and wellness policy support.
Thank you to our partners: Connecting Point, Sierra Harvest, Agency on Aging/Area 4, PARTNERS Family Resource Center, Bright Futures for Youth, Grass Valley Library, Interfaith Food Ministry, Nevada County Food Bank, UC Cooperative Extension Placer Nevada, Margaret G. Scotten Elementary School, Bell Hill Academy, Brighton Greens Resource center, WIC Clinics, Lyman Gilmore Middle School, Ready Springs Elementary School, Grizzly Hill School, Silver Springs High School, Earle Jamieson Educational Options