Nutrition, Education & Resources
Food Resources Within Santa Cruz County
Community Food Hotline
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The Community Food Hotline provides information and support to people who need food.
EatFresh.org is a great online resource featuring:
- Meal Plans
- Discover New Foods
- Ask a Dietitian
- Lifestyle Advise
- Local Resources
Eatfresh.org also offers free online nutrition "mini courses"
Click above for more information on MyPlate and to access the USDA 10 Tips Nutrition Education Series.
- Get your personalized nutrition and physical activity plan.
- Track your foods and physical activities to see how they stack up.
- Get tips and support to help you make healthier choices and plan ahead.
Join the movement of Californians who are becoming Champions for Change. You can join too, by:
- Eating Healthy.
- Moving More.
- Drinking more water and fewer sugary drinks.
- Using CalFresh benefits to help buy healthier foods for your family.
- Connecting with other Champions for Change!
Rethink Your Drink urges youth and families to make healthy drink choices by choosing water and other healthy drinks instead of sugar-sweetened drinks like soda, sports drinks and energy drinks.
Healthy Drink Recipes
For Partner Agencies
Healthy Eating Active Living Toolkit (HEAL Toolkit) - This online Healthy Eating and Active Living Toolkit for Community Educators was created by the Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch of the California Department of Public Health so you and other community educators can easily teach low-income adults about healthy eating, including eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables and enjoying physical activity every day. This Toolkit is available in English or Spanish.
ReThink Your Drink Educational Materials
PowerPlay! Materials and Resources
The Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Branch (NEOPB)–Power Play! Campaign develops and tests a variety of resources to help educate, motivate, and empower elementary school-aged children to eat fruits and vegetables and be physically active.