CalFresh Healthy Living Program
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 Classes
Classes include series and workshops that teach you how to cook and eat fresh, whole foods while sticking to a budget as well as on how to integrate physical activity into your family's life.
We offer classes and events by partnering with schools and community-based organizations. Some of our key partners are:
- Connecting Point
- Lyman Gilmore school day and after school
- Scotten Summer Program
- Bell Hill Summer Program
- Scotten Summer Program Health Fair
- Earle Jamieson High School Nutrition & Physical Activity Classes
- Silver Springs High School Physical Activity Classes
- Silver Springs Health Fair
Learn more about physical activity opportunities from the Get Your Move On initiative.
CalFresh Healthy Living is proud to partner with local community members through nutrition and physical activity class offerings, Safe Routes to Schools efforts, Rethink Your Drink, food tastings, community gardens, health fairs and wellness policy support.
Nevada County is a proud partner in a new state initiative to encourage CalFresh recipients in making diet and lifestyle choices that work toward preventing chronic disease. Check out the EatFresh website for great recipes and resources.
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!
Celebrate Screen-Free Time!
We look forward to celebrating Screen-Free Week! In the meantime, try out a screen free moment throughout the year!
Learn some facts on screen time's effects to inspire your efforts. Look over the Screen-Free week Family Guide in English Opens a New Window. or Spanish and get your creative juices flowing. Learn some real-life strategies for reducing your family's reliance on screen time with this campaign. Check out UC Cooperative Extension's newsletter on screen time as well as one focused on preschoolers. For the preschool set, here are the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations for screen time:
Screen-Free Activities, anytime!
Use our list of suggested activities below to bring old-school fun back into your life. Download trail maps Opens a New Window. and our library's event schedule ahead of time to cut down on your web searching during the week. Pick up some books about screen-free kids to share with your family.
Check out www.screenfree.org for more ideas. There are even apps to put on your phones & devices that will keep you away from them: Mute, Moment and Space are just a few. The Forest app even allows you to grow a tree on your device if you don't use it!