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Healthy Choices

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the nation, particularly among low-income individuals. The goal of SNAP-Education (Ed) (Healthy Choices) is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP (or CalFresh) will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate The Kern County Department of Human Services partners with other organizations in order to provide nutrition and physical activity education services to CalFresh participants and those potentially eligible. The project focuses on areas within Kern County with a high number of CalFresh participants (130% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and also populations at or below 185% FPL) as well as areas that are entirely devoid of CalFresh nutrition education services.

Harvest of the Month   Harvest of the Month
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Eat Right When Money's Tight   Eat Right When Money's Tight
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Loving Your Family, Feeding Their Futiure   Loving Your Family,
Feeding Their Future

  Habit 1 - Vary Your Veggies
  Habit 2 - Focus on Fruits
  Habit 3 - Get Your Calcium-Rich Foods
  Habit 4 - Make Half Your Grains Whole
  Habit 5 - Go Lean with Protein
  Habit 6 - Watch Your Fats, Sugar, and Salt
  Habit 7 - Balance What you Eat with
   Physical Activity
The Seven Basic Habits
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The Healthy Family Guidebook
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Their Future Means Everything to You
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Foods to love for the love of your family   Healthy Choices Make Healthy Children
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