Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education (SNAP-ED)

Program Code

The CalFresh Healthy Living Program code is 3890100

Program Description

The CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) Program provides evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention services based on United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services guidance. 16 Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and their contracted providers offer CFHL interventions to low-income older adults, age 60 or older, at eligible sites including Title IIIC congregate nutrition sites and other venues meeting eligibility criteria. In addition to direct education, the CFHL program incorporates Policy, Systems, and Environmental change (PSE) approaches to deliver effective, evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention programs.

Program Benefits

The CalFresh Healthy Living (CFHL) Program assists older adults to make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans to promote health and prevent disease. The Program strives to increase participants’ consumption of fruits and vegetables, increase physical activity, reduce time spent in sedentary behaviors, and maintain a healthy weight to reduce the risk of chronic disease. PSE strategies support healthy behavioral changes among older adults in the community.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Requirement
Age

Individuals 60 years of age or older

Income

At or below 185 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (FPG)

Other

The CalFresh eligible population comprises of:

  • CalFresh recipients age 60 and older
  • Individuals 60 or older, at or below 185 percent of the FPG

Program sites must meet CalFresh Healthy Living eligibility standards using 1 of 4 methodologies:

  • Methodology 1 – The site address must be within an eligible low-income census tract with greater than 50 percent of residents having incomes at or below 185 percent of the FPG
  • Methodology 2 – The setting is qualified based on the population it serves and not its physical location (e.g., public housing, Commodity Food Distribution sites, etc.)
  • Methodology 3 - Fifty percent of site participants must have incomes at or below 100 percent of the FPG as determined by income levels identified on intake forms
  • Methodology 4 – Fifty percent of site participants must have incomes at or below 185 percent of the FPG as determined by individual participant queries conducted at the meal site

Program Funding

Funding Type Funding Information
Source

CalFresh Healthy Living federal funds via U.S. Department of Agriculture

Allocation Formula

Not applicable

Match Requirements

Not applicable

Other

Not applicable

Cycle

October 1 – September 30

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