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!